#Right2Rest: MP’s discuss Menstruation Benefit Bill

Ninong Ering, a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh, had earlier moved private members’ Bill, ‘the Menstruation Benefit Bill, 2017’, which had proposed that women working in the public and private sectors get two days of paid menstrual leave every month. The Bill also seeks to provide better facilities for rest at the workplace during menstruation

#Right2Rest: MP’s discussed Menstruation Benefit Bill

Today, the Congress MP called on a roundtable discussion of Members of Parliament (MPs) across all party lines to talk about the bill. NCP MP Supriya Sule, BJP MP Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy and Congress MP Sushmita Dev were present at the meeting.

#Right2Rest: MP’s discussed Menstruation Benefit Bill

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, NCP MP Supriya Sule said, “MP’s across the party line discussed the issue of menstruation. Sanitary pads are important. But, the most important is how to dispose it? In the meeting, I stressed on this issue which needs to be addressed. Accessibility, affordability and disposability are the three points on which we all discussed.”