World ORS Day

ORS day is observed on July 29 every year to create awareness about the importance of Oral Rehydration Salts, in saving millions of young lives. Established by the Indian Academy Of Pediatrics in 2001, with an intention aimed at lowering the cases childhood diarrhea deaths, ORS day is now observed across the country.

Acute childhood diarrhea is one of the leading causes of mortality among young children. ORS, the cost-effective, simple and easiest medical intervention on an average saves 5,00,000 young lives every year in our country.

ORS therapy is believed to be one of the biggest groundbreaking medical innovations of the 20th century. ORS can be given to treat any case of dehydration caused either by severe diarrhea or heat stroke or any other illness which results in loss of fluids.

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