National Iodine Disorders Control Programme

NIDDP is a 100% centrally assisted programme implemented to contain the Spread of Goiter and other associated IDD which is a major public health problem and directly affect the physical and Mental development of human being and consumption of the iodised salt is the most cheapest and effective method to contain the spread of the disease. The following activities are undertaken under this programme.

1. Establishment of IDD cell
2. Establishment of IDD Monitoring lab
3. IEC
4. IDD survey.

IDD cell is responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring various activities under the scheme and IDD Monitoring Lab is meant for monitoring the quality of iodised salt samples and also for monitoring the bio- availability of Iodine through regular collection and estimation of urinary Iodine excretion of urine samples.
IDD day is observed every year to create awareness and understanding about IDD and its prevention and control and also to promote the use of iodised salt in order to prevent iodine deficiency disorders.

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