There were calls from young girls from some distant tribal villages from native place Pipriya regarding non-availability of sanitary pads in the villages due to lockdown.
Earlier pads were made available by SHGs through zilla parishad. Now during this pandemic due to non-availability of employment they were not able to purchase or pads were not available in the villages.
Due to increase in number of Covid cases this important issue of girls and women’s health and hygiene was neglected.
Through network number of women and girls in need of pads were identified from Six villages namely Pipriya, Fulzari, Khapa, Sillari, Salai and Wagholi in Ramtek Taluka.
Among these Khapa, Fulzari and Wagholi are 100 percent tribal villages. In total 564 young girls and women were identified as a needy with the help of Asha workers and Anganwadi (ICDS Centre Head). Total 1200 pockets (7 pads per pocket) 2 per individual were distributed. Activity was jointly organised by VaJaHa (Vana Jana Hakka) Foundation and Janahit Generics, Trimurti Nagpur.
Ashish Sharma from Janahit Generics and Prof Keshav Walke Officiating Principal, Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work and Director VaJaHa (Vana Jana Hakka) Foundation coordinated the work. Prof Walke narrated problem to the Chief Executive Officer, Nagpur Zilla Parshad Mr Yogesh Kumbhejkar and discussed the issue.
He immediately ordered the concerned person and asked to solve the problem immediately. Hope this important issue affecting women and young girls health will be resolved.