Odisha Includes Sanitary Napkins In Flood Relief Items

Bhubaneswar: To ensure menstrual hygiene among women in flood-affected areas, the administration of 10 districts of Odisha have been directed to ensure that those in marooned villages have access to sanitary pads.

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has written to the collectors of Khurda, Puri, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh, Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar and Boudh in this regard. “Proper medical care along with sanitation measures is essential for women/girls who are marooned due to flood. Hence, you are requested to kindly instruct CDMO to procure sanitary/hygienic as emergency sanitation measures (emergent relief) and distribute to women/girls in the marooned areas. The cost of such expenditure shall be borne by SRC out of SDRF,” the letter said.

Earlier speaking to the media, women and girls had urged the administration to provide sanitary pads along with other relief materials.

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