Odisha Govt sent over 24 lakh sanitary napkins for free distribution in #CycloneFani ravaged Puri district

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha health Dept has sent over 24 lakh sanitary napkins for free distribution in Cyclone Fani ravaged Puri district.“Post-cyclone, sanitary napkins have been supplied to ASHA for free distribution at the doorstep of each household in Puri district, for a period of two months,” an official release said, adding this would “ensure the health, hygiene and dignity of women and girls in this critical period”.

Over one crore sixty-five lakh people of the state have been adversely affected due to the cyclone which hit Puri coast on May 3.

“Department of Health and Family Welfare took a number of post-cyclone measures such as ensuring health services through Medical Relief Centres, disinfection of village water sources, distribution of halogen tablets to households for safe drinking water and steps for preventing diarrheal and any outbreaks of other diseases,” the release read.

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