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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Launches One-rupee Sanitary Napkin Scheme

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 17, 2011 at 9:28 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Despite economic progress, it might come as a surprise that 70% of women in the nation cannot afford sanitary napkins. Use of other alternatives like cloth can trigger infection of the reproductive tract.
 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Launches One-rupee Sanitary Napkin Scheme
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Launches One-rupee Sanitary Napkin Scheme
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To inculcate menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls, The ministry of health and family welfare has launched the 'one-rupee sanitary napkin' scheme.

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Under the brand name of 'freedays' promoted by the National Rural Health Mission, girls between the age of 10-19 years will be provided a pack of six sanitary napkins.  In the villages, a pack of six sanitary napkins will be available for Rs 6.

Certainly a good move by the government as it seeks to benefit nearly 1.5 crore girls in 152 districts of 20 states during the first phase of the scheme.  



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