SHEIKHUPURA - Iodine is important for hormone development and it is found in seafood, eggs, bread and vegetables. The deficiency of iodine could be overcome through the use iodized salt which is important our health.

This was stated by Focal Person for Universal Salt Iodization Programme (USIP) Doctor Nadim Sohail while talking to the salt processors and dealers in a workshop here on other day.

EDO Health Dr Muhammad Rafiq Khan, Dr Khalid Hassan, USIP Consultant Muhammad Yasin, Mian Muneer and other were also present on the occasion. Dr Nadim said that due to lack of dietary iodine cause an enlarged thyroid gland and also mental retardation while pregnant women needed higher level of iodine. He said the usage of iodine salt is helpful to overcome health problems and emphasized the participants to use of iodine salt.

Free medical camp: A free medical camp was set up at Jabar General Hospital Bhiki under the supervision of Dr Hira Saleem and Dr Saima Akram where dozens of women particularly gynae patients were treated and provided free medicines. Hospital President Hafiz Abdul Aleem told this scribe that the hospital administration setup a free camp on every Sunday.