Symposium: Diarrheal Disorders

The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 509-512

First online:

National diarrheal diseases control programme

  • K. B. BanerjeeAffiliated withGovernment of India

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In conclusion, oral rehydration therapy has given a new hope for survival to thousands of children who suffer and die from diarrhea throughout the country. The mechanism is simple and can be adopted by most people. In view of low financial or technical input required for the same, ORT needs to be developed as a people's by the people with the sole immediate objective to cut down all mortality related to diarrheal diseases to zero within the next few years. The target is ambitious but achievable.