- May 9, 2022
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Section : India’s achievement
Context: New book on Indian innovations that transformed India released
Oral Rehydration Therapy, which savesmillions of infants from the clutches ofdeath every year, not just in India, butacross the globe, is a treatment fordiarrhoea that was developed as an easy to-use treatment procedure by an Indiandoctor, Dilip Mahalanabis, who wasworking to prevent and treat dehydrationamong refugees of the Bangladeshwar in 1971.Based on the treatment methods adoptedby Dr Mahalanabis, WHOlaunched in 1978 the global diarrhoealdisease control programme, with ORS asthe main strategy.
Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is a type of fluid replacement used to prevent and treat dehydration, especially due to diarrhea. It involves drinking water with modest amounts of sugar and salts, specifically sodium and potassium.