Puri, February 26 (LocalWire): Health and sanitation for women is of utmost priority in the country and the Alumni Association of Kendriya Vidyalaya Puri went one notch up by donating Rs 11,000-worth sanitary napkin disposal machine to their alma mater – a first-of-its-kind in the eastern region – this month.
Taboo and shame associated with periods had always made it difficult not only to procure sanitary napkins but also to dispose them.
The incinerator machine was inaugurated by the principal of KV, Puri, Ms Pratima Mishra, in the presence of KVPAA members Pragyan Pradatta Pattnaik and Swadhin Mohanty.
Usually, the soiled sanitary pads are disposed of in trash. The plastic liners in the pads cause environmental hazard when burnt or serious health issues to strays when they eat the pads. This machine, thus, counters both the environmental hazard and also provides an easy way for women to dispose the used pads.
Earlier, this machine was set up in Vadodara, Gujarat and in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.