Many women in India, especially from urban slum areas, cannot afford the expenses of sanitary napkins. As a result, they tend to ignore the health consequences and run the risk of infections and diseases. This adversely affects the poor women and pushes them further into poverty.
Rural Health Training Centre, Madanpur Khadar, located in South-East Delhi caters to more than 70,000 population, providing them affordable primary healthcare services. It also provides services to adolescent girls and women to protect hem against reproductive tract infections.
The RHTC now intends to provide subsidized distribution of sanitary napkins to the women. The winged sanitary napkins are quality products available at the most economical price of Rs. 23 for 8 pieces by the Government of India's HLFPPT.