SDMC updates Delhi HC on sanitary pads distribution scheme Udaan

Sanitary pads being one of the most essential requirements for every female, its availability and use is closely garaged by the Delhi High Court to ensure good health condition in females.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court, updating the court, that it has developed an action plan of distributing free sanitary napkins in primary schools that are under it, to the girls of menstrual age.

The SDMC also said that the principals and the teachers of the respective schools have been trained to impart menstrual knowledge amongst girls and the hygiene guidelines on a one-on-one basis and funds for the same are being sorted from the Delhi government.

The Delhi High Court that sought an explanation from the authorities on the steps taken to make the young girls aware of the menstrual hygiene scheme named UDAAN, rolled out in April this year was replied by the Delhi government’s health department.

The department informed the court, a pack of six sanitary napkins are distributed and made available to non-school going adolescent girls for six rupees under the scheme and the scheme so far has been availed by more than 45,000 non-school going girls on a per month basis.

The average age group of children studying in MCD schools is 3-11 years the informed the SDMC to the court, adding, A total of 1,20,265 girls study at SDMC primary schools as of August 31, 2019, and are being helped under the scheme.

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