GUJRAT - District Coordination Officer Nawazish Ali has said that use of iodized salt is vital to prevent Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD).

He was presiding over a meeting of District Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Committee here on Wednesday. He assured the participants that strict action would be taken against those salt processors, who found negligent in salt iodization.

On the occasion, Micronutrient Initiative (MI) Field Officer Ehtshamul Haq Tariq shared the results of National Nutrition Survey 2011 with committee which shows that the iodized salt usage at domestic level has reached 69pc and Iodine Deficiency especially in children decreased from 23.4 to 2.1. The Iodine Programme District Officer said that Micronutrient Initiative was supporting the Health Department regarding provision of KIO3 & other equipments.

 The DCO assured the MI Field Officer that District Administration would cooperatives with the Micronutrient Initiative in the implementation of Universal Salt Iodization Program.