Intensified Diarrhoea control fortnight from July 11-23
With 13 children under the age of five succumbing to diarrhoea every hour in India, the Health Ministry today launched intensified efforts to check such deaths, a move which comes with the onset of monsoon during which a spurt in such cases have been noticed.

To be observed from July 11-23, the Health Ministry today launched the nationwide 'Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight' (IDCF) under which various activities has been planned including visits by ASHA workers to all such households which have children under the age of five.

The children will be administered ORS by the ASHA workers while they will also be counselled about the benefits and the process of preparing it.

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