Chhattisgarh: Sanitary pads distributed at quarantine centres 

PTI
Thursday, 28 May 2020

The authorities kicked off the initiative at a quarantine centre in Karmada village in the district on Wednesday, said Ashutosh Pandey, chief executive officer (CEO) of Balodabazar Zilla Panchayat.

Balodabazar: In a bid to ensure personal hygiene for women at COVID-19 quarantine centres, the district administration at Balodabazar in Chhattisgarh was distributing sanitary napkins, an official said on Thursday.
The authorities kicked off the initiative at a quarantine centre in Karmada village in the district on Wednesday, said Ashutosh Pandey, chief executive officer (CEO) of Balodabazar Zilla Panchayat.
At present, the district has 763 quarantine facilities, where migrant workers were put up following their arrival from other states amid the lockdown, he said.
"At least 7,000 sanitary pads will be distributed to women at these centres," Pandey said.
Balodabazar is the first district in the state to come up with this initiative, which is being carried out in coordination with Azim Premji Foundation, he said.
Women migrant workers hailed the move and expressed their gratitude to the administration.
"We are glad that the district administration realised the importance of availability of sanitary pads and has come forward to help women in this time of crisis," said Anita Kumbhkar, who is quarantined at Karmada after returning from Maharashtra. 

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