GAIBANDHA: Speakers at a function here on Tuesday stressed the need for consuming Vitamin A enriched edible food and iodized salt judiciously to enhance disease resistance power in human body, reports BSS.
Lack of Vitamin A in the human body causes many other diseases including night blindness and increases the risk of death in infants and iodine deficiency results in a goiter and causes intellectual disability, they said.
They came up with the comments while addressing a workshop on Universal Salt Iodization and Fortification of Edible Oil with Vitamin A at the conference room of District Collectorate Building here on Tuesday afternoon.
Ministry of Industries, GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) Bangladesh and Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB), district committee, arranged the workshop aimed at creating much awareness among the stakeholders.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Goutam Chandra Pal addressed the workshop as the chief guest and superintendent of police (SP) M. Masrukur Rahman Khaled and mayor of Gaibandha Municipality
Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon were present at the event as the special guests. With KM Rezaul Haque in the chair, medical officer of civil surgeon office Dr. Shihab M. Rezwanur Rahman addressed the function as a focal person while Abu Jafor Sabu, secretary of district CAB, was the moderator.
Earlier, the rights of consumers and their responsibility were presented by SM Nazer Hossain, vice president of Central CAB through multimedia projector.
Besides, a power point presentation on the necessity of Vitamin A enriched edible oil and iodized salt was done by representative of GAIN Bangladesh Sayeed Muntasir Redwan.