The Maharashtra Women Commission will soon install sanitary napkin vending machines in nine jails, where women prisoners are undergoing the sentence.
To make sure that the women prisoners have good hygiene, the Women Commission has taken this decision to install the vending machines and the incinerators.
After the inspection of hygiene standards inside the jails, the Commission decided to install the machines.
For women, care during menstruation is very important for their health. For which, the Maharashtra Women Commission has decided to install sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators in the prisons where women prisoners are undergoing sentence.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Vijaya Rahatkar, President of the Women’s Commission, said, “We had done an inspection inside the women jails across the state. We found that the women prisoners need sanitary napkins. To maintain the good hygiene, we have decided to install sanitary napkins vending machine and incinerators in nine prisons.”
“The Women’s Commission will give 50 sanitary pads with the vending machine, but later on, it is the responsibility of the jail administration has to maintain the machines,” says Rahatkar.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, DIG Prisons, Swati Sathe, said, “Considering the importance of the health of women prisoners during menstruation days, the jail administration has already sent a proposal to the government to install sanitary napkin vending machine in the jails. The machine will be installed in Nagpur, Mumbai and Pune jail. Currently, the process of installing the sanitary napkin vending machine is going on in Nagpur jail. If the vending machines are installed, then it would help the women prisoners a lot.”