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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 54-57

National health programs related to thyroid

1 Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Karnal, Haryana, India

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Kanica Kaushal
Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/trp.trp_17_17

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Identification of health objectives is one of the more visible strategies to direct the activities of the health sector. The government of India and its nodal ministry – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare undoubtedly has the central and primary role in the implementation of the health program. In this article, the authors have tried to review the available national programs for prevention and treatment of thyroid diseases; National Newborn Screening Programme including congenital hypothyroidism, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, National Guidelines for Screening of Hypothyroidism during Pregnancy, National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme and National Family Health Survey 3 and 4.

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