With such a move from a bench of judges at Supreme court, the activists and gynecologist from the country have welcomed the initiative. Furthermore, they have demanded that such pad vending machines be set up in other public spaces as well. Also, this will soon see an end as Supreme Court has decided to put sanitary pad vending machines in its premises.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, issued a directive to the Supreme Court registry on Tuesday to install three machines after advocate Nandini Gore pointed out how difficult it is for women visiting and working in the court to get disposable sanitary napkins when the need arises.
Ramesh Bhosale, gynecologist from Sassoon General Hospital, said, “There are many health related problems if the personal hygiene is not maintained during menstruation period. This is a good step. With these kinds of initiatives, people will become more aware about their personal hygiene.”
Snehal Choudhari, Founder of Kshitij foundation which works for menstrual hygiene management, said, “It is a welcome initiative, but the machine should be consistently maintained. The facility should also be made available at other public spaces.”
Pravin Nikam, founder of Roshani, which also works on menstrual hygiene, said, “It is a welcome step, especially for all women lawyers. Public spaces like railway stations, hospital and college should also have such machines.”