Assam govt. to distribute sanitary pads as essential flood relief items
Authorities in Assam have been directed to add sanitary pads to the list of relief items provided to flood-affected people, a notification issued by the disaster management department of the Assam government said.
"Menstrual hygiene during emergencies faced by women and adolescent girls living in the flood-prone districts in Assam is an area which has remained unattended in the relief measure," the notification said.
"It also brings out various cultural, logistical and health issues faced by women and adolescent girls in taking care of their menstrual hygiene needs during floods."
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority has also informed that the department is yet to set the norms of distributing sanitary pads, and the same will be notified soon.
(With inputs from Guwahati Plus)
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
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