DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2017.07.001
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Sudip Bhattacharya, Amarjeet Singh

Abstract: Childhood blindness due to corneal ulceration has historically been prevalent among poor Indian children. To tackle this situation the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, India, launched (after field-testing) massive dose based national vitamin A (Vit-A) prophylaxis program. Over a period of time reduction in childhood mortality was also hailed as a beneficial effect of the program. Data from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) indicate that in most Indian states there has been a gradu…

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