ORS IS THE HEALTH DRINK FOR DIARRHEA.

Hyderabad 24 July, Indian Academy of Pediatrics twincities branch is celebrates ORS week from 22nd to 29th July every year to build up awareness in parents. Acute Gastroenteritis is the no1 cause of deaths in children below 5 years of age in our country. ORS IS THE HEALTH DRINK FOR DIARRHEA. Administration of ORS will prevent dehydration so that mortality will come down in children. First aid in diarrhea is administration of small quantities of ORS liquid. ORS sachets are very cheap and freely available in primary health centers. Avoiding contaminated food and water is important to prevent all types of infective diarrheas. All the children should be trained for the personal hygiene and hand washing.
Dr.C.N.Reddy, President
IAP TCB