Use of salt sans iodine still high

Kathmandu, November 21:

Nepal is yet to achieve the goal of universal salt iodisation, which requires at least 90 per cent of households to consume iodised salt.

A survey conducted by the Ministry of Health and Population, Department of Health Services, states that 95 per cent of the households consumed salt with some iodine, while over 40 per cent of the households were found to be consuming large uniodised crystal salt. Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) in Nepal has, however, “improved”, the report said.