Odisha News Insight

17 dists hit by Iodine Deficiency Disorders in Odisha

ONI Bureau:  It was revealed that in Odisha, 17 districts out of 30 are found to be deficiency of nutritional iodine in the food; that leads to Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD).

As per a survey conducted by the Department of Public Health, Government of Odisha in collaboration with UNICEF, 17 districts are endemic, where presence of IDDs is more than 5%.

These districts are Angul, Bargarh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Khordha, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabrangpur, Nuapada, Puri, Rayagada, Sambalpur and Sundargarh.