MANDI BAHAUDDIN - EDO Health Dr Amjad Iqbal has said that use of iodised salt prevents iodine deficiency disorders.

He was addressing a training programme for salt processors of district jointly organised by the Department of Health and The Micronutrient Initiative here the other day.  He emphasized the role of salt processors in the implementation of Universal Salt Iodization Program. He said that salt processors had played a vital role in the achievement of the objectives of Universal Salt iodization Program. He hoped that salt processors would continue to contribute in the efforts to make the district iodine deficiency disorders free. Micronutrient Initiative Field Officer EhtshamuUl Haq Tariq briefed the participants that use of iodized salt at households had risen to 69 per cent. DO Health Dr Zia Ullah Siddiqui and District Focal Person USI Program Mushtaq Ahmad also addressed the participants.