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Department of Health & Family Welfare Government of Odisha

Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme (IDDCP)

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Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme (IDDCP)


The National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP) started in our state since Dec'1989. It is a 100% Central Plan Scheme. Iodine Deficiency Disorders are a group of diseases starting from a visible goitre in the neck to many  physical and mental disorder like dwarf. Cretin, squint, abortion, stillbirths and impaired mental functions due to low intake of Iodine in food.

Objectives :

  • The aim of the programme is to prevent Iodine Deficiency Disorders like the incidence of Goitre: Physical & Mental disorders cretinism & deaf mutism etc. in the State.
  • To conduct the I.D.D Surveillance through Medical Colleges/Research Institutions in endemic districts as per guide line of Govt. of India.


  • Assess the magnitude& distribution of I.D.D Prevalence.
  • Identify high-risk population.
  • Monitoring progress towards achieving long-range goals to create awareness among the people through I.E.C activities regarding use and benefits of lodised Salt.
  • Evaluation of Control Programmes.


  • Health Education & Publicity
    • IEC through observation of Global 100 Prevention Day on 21st October.
    • IEC through Electronic media.
    • IEC through Sensitisation Seminars
    • Public awareness Camp on IDD
  • IDD/GOITRE Survey
    • IDD/Goitre Survey work to be under taken in remaining un-surveyed 20 districts as per Guideline of Govt. of India in phased manner taking help of 3 Medical Colleges of the State. So, 20 districts have got to be surveyed within a period of 5 years.
  • Establishment of IDD Monitoring Laboratory
    • As per Govt. of India Guideline - for analysis of Salt Samples and Urine samples, an IDD Monitoring Laboratory.