BAHAWALPUR - A one-day training workshop for lady health supervisors (LHSs) of the Health Department, Bahawalpur, was organised here on Saturday to develop awareness among the public about the use of iodised salt, which is necessary for growth and nutrition.

As many as 33 LHSs attended the workshop, while 66 had already been given training in this regard.

These LHSs will provide training to 1,660 lady health workers of the district to develop awareness among the public, particularly women, about the use of iodised salt. EDO Health Dr Arshad Ali Bajwa, DHO Dr Saeed Asghar, National Programme District Coordinator Dr Attiqur Rehman and Project Coordinator Saima Fawad delivered lectures on the occasion and underlined the need for using iodine in daily food as it is essential for healthy life and body to reduce chances of several fatal diseases.

The workshop was jointly arranged by the Health Department, Bahawalpur and an NGO, Micronutrient Initiative, under the project of Universal Salt Iodisation Programme.

Painting contest highlights anti-dengue measures: The Bahawalpur Museum on Saturday conducted a painting competition as a part of its campaign to develop awareness among the public about dengue virus and its protective measures under the topic of “Life Cycle of Dengue Mosquito”.

A number of students of different institutions took part in the contest.

Bahawalpur Museum Director Hafiz Hussain Ahmed Madni and Lodhran Deputy Health Officer Dr Attique-ur-Rehman highly appreciated the interest of the students in a noble cause, saying that “we could overcome all the challenges with the support and spirit of the youth” and could get rid of this disease with effective and precautionary measures. They urged the masses to keep their surroundings and residences clean. Later, they distributed certificates to the participating students.