Maha: Rural schoolgirls to get sanitary napkins at 5 Rs

The Maharashtra government approved a proposal to provide sanitary napkins at a subsidised rate of Rs 5 to women in rural areas and plans to implement it from March 8, on International Women’s Day

Maha: Rural schoolgirls to get sanitary napkins at 5 RsThe state cabinet approved a proposal to launch, Asmita (meaning dignity) — a scheme to make sanitary pads available to girls aged between 11 and 19. It has engaged three small scale manufacturers, to supply the pads using a network of self- help groups (SHGs) run by women in the state. The pack of 8 […]

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary pads

Cervical cancer is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide. India is the second most populous country in the world. Deaths due to cervical cancer account for 27% (77,100) of the total cancer deaths in the country, according to the data published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary padsIndia bears the huge burden of cervical cancer, while the rural women suffer the most from it, because of the lack of access to the advanced medical services. Most of the women in rural India use homemade cloth pads during menstruation. To add to the agony, still, there is a lack of awareness about menstrual […]