The Hyderabad Chapter of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) celebrated the World Menstrual Hygiene Day with 800 village women
HYDERABAD, May 28 (the CONNECT) – The Hyderabad Chapter of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) celebrated the World Menstrual Hygiene Day with 800 village women at a school at Yadadri near here.
Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day celebrated on May 28 to highlight the importance of menstrual hygiene management. This programme was organsied by FLO under the initiative ‘Sustain Her Health’, said Ritu Shah, the organisation’s chairperson, while addressing the womenés hroup at ZPHS School in Puttapaka village
Ms Ritu Shah announced that FLO has adopted Puttapaka Village and donated 4,800 Sanitary Pads, Two Mobile Toilets, a Sanitary Pads Vending Machine and an incinerator. Bhuvanagiri district collector Collector Pamela Satpathy was the chief guest.
FLO also organised a free health camp on the occasion.
Satpathy said she menstrual health and hygiene is very important as it prevents infections and help reduce odors. The Telangana Government is giving a lot of importance to the health of women. “We organise health camps every Tuesday in the district at two places,” she said and asked women to utilize the opportunity.
Seetha Reddy, a member of FLO highlighted the importance of safe disposal of sanitary pads. It is estimated that these disposed sanitary pads into landfill take 500 years to decompose into the earth and hence disposal is a major concern. Each menstruator uses and dispose of roughly anywhere between 5000 and 15 000 pads in their lifetime.
Dr Sweta Agarwal, chief fertility expert at Southern Gen Hospital, focused on hygiene, use and safe disposal of sanitary pads.