The National Hospital of Endocrinology has released a warning that the nation is in danger of relapsing into iodine deficiency after years of successfully eliminating the phenomena.
Its Director Nguyen Van Tien told a meeting in Hanoi on November 2 that a survey conducted by the hospital in 2009 showed that the use of standard iodine-added salt fell to 70 percent just four years after the nation declared the elimination of iodine deficiency in 2005.
Vietnam has undertaken a national campaign for the daily use of iodine-fortified salt, as the most effective and cheapest measure to prevent iodine deficiency- related disorders such as goitre and miscarriage, Tien said.
With the danger of the re-emergence of iodine deficiency cases, the nation has taken measures to encourage people to buy and use iodine salt, including the meeting held by the National Hospital of Endocrinology to respond to the National Day of Iodine Salt for All.
Tien added that his hospital is taking measures to increase the cover of standard iodine salt to at least 90 percent while tightening supervision of iodine salt quality in both workplace and households.
He pledged sufficient supply of iodine products as raw material for production establishments to meet customer demand.
|< Prev||Next >|
» U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane
» Land-use to be examined in nationwide report
» HCM City mulls highway upgrade
Latest Category Posts
- More people hospitalized on hot, muggy days in Vietnam
- Nearly 400 patients saved by stem cell transplant operations
- Only in Vietnam: fish bile taken for medicinal purposes
- HCM City hot spell puts many in hospital
- Cancer, heart disease kill more in Vietnam due to late diagnosis, bad habits: experts
- Hand washing can prevent diseases
- Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'
- Elite athletes should get heart screening, says expert
- Over 3,000 bitten by stray dogs in Vietnam province amid rabies outbreak
- In Vietnam, childless couples daunted by surrogacy hurdles
Random Category Picks
- Hospitals making headway on overloading: Minister
- Blood cancer patient gets stem cell transplant
- 16 Lam Dong students found with bird flu
- Areas with industrial parks at risk of dengue
- Five hundred drugs types sold 10 per cent cheaper this year
- When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco is concerned for your health
Popular Category Posts
- Pregnant woman's sudden death attributed to Mezicef drug
- Vietnamese parents urged to get children immunized against measles, rubella
- Vaccine in short again
- Vietnamese physician honored for treating patients from 102 countries
- Maggots removed from head of Vietnamese man
- Over 4.6 million Vietnamese kids under five suffer from nutrition disorders: expert
- Senior official says hospital negligence caused 8-year-old son to lose leg
- Over 40% of young Vietnamese show alcohol addiction signs: research
- Doctors at HCM City medical centre repair mycotic aneurysm
- In pictures: A “cancer village” in Hanoi
- Vietnamese man, declared brain dead, wakes up at his funeral
- Vaccine didn't cause baby's death, says officials
- Senior pediatrician closes clinic to offer free consultation on social media
- Foundation provides free operations for 70 children with harelip, cleft palate
- 5,000 had food poisoning in Vietnam last year: WHO
- Chinese doctor almost kills Vietnamese woman with unauthorized abortion at 17 weeks
- Nghe An man demands compensation after health authorities mistakenly diagnose HIV
- American doctor made honorary citizen of Hanoi
- Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N6 bird flu virus
- The biggest annual blood donation campaign of the year in pictures