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World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022: Need for clean toilets at work places, schools, says Dr Rajo

Manipur Health director Dr K Rajo said that there is a need for easy accessibility of sanitary napkins in workplaces, schools and colleges.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 28 May 2022, 6:24 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

There is a need for easy accessibility of sanitary napkins at workplaces, schools and colleges, and toilets should be kept clean all the time, Director of Health Services, Manipur, Dr K Rajo Singh said in Imphal on the occasion of the World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022 on Saturday.

Dr Rajo was addressing the observance of the World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022 at Ibotonsana Girls’ Higher Secondary School, organised by the Directorate of Health Services, Manipur on Saturday.

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Menstruation is one of the biological cycles that every woman, starting from adolescent till menopause, has to undergo every month, he said. People should consider it as normal phenomena of just shedding some blood and stop believing all social taboos, discrimination and stigma associated with it, he added.

He further said that as menstruation is part of the reproductive system of every woman. It is necessary to maintain health hygiene during this period. Getting a little bit of infection during this period will create infertility as a long-term impact. As such every woman should be aware about the necessity of following health hygiene during this period. Keeping them clean will also ward off any other diseases, the doctor said.

The Director of Health Services also stated that health is an important parameter for development index. As all adolescent women are pillars of the state, they are required to have proper knowledge on menstrual hygiene to have good health in their entire life span, he added while appealing to every woman to be very health conscious all the time. 

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As a part of the programme, a rally was flagged off by the Director of Health Services Dr K Rajo Singh which carried the message of maintaining menstrual hygiene in order to have good health among the female population. Besides this, sanitary napkins were distributed to adolescent girls.

Other dignitaries who attended the programme were Additional Director, Public Health, Dr Tomcha Khuman; Additional Director G/C, Directorate of Education (S), G Anita Devi; Additional Director, MC, Dr Lalthari Hmar; MES, ZEO, Zone-I, Sucheta Khumukcham and Principal of Ibotonsana Girls’ Higher Secondary School, N Prempyari Devi.  

 

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First published:28 May 2022, 3:34 pm

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