EMPOWERING WOMEN: INAUGURATION OF SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINES AT B. R. SINGH HOSPITAL
Kolkata, January 27, 2024: On the auspicious occasion of Republic Day, Mrs. Seema Deouskar, President of Eastern Railway Women’s Welfare Organization ( ERWWO) inaugurated two state-of-the-art sanitary napkin vending machines at B. R. Singh Hospital, Sealdah, Eastern Railway. These machines were generously donated by the Eastern Railway Women’s Welfare Organization (ERWWO) Sealdah.
In addition to that Mrs. Deouskar, President, ERWWO inaugurated a new fountain at B. R. Singh Hospital in the presence of members of the ERWWO, Eastern Railway, and Sealdah. President, ERWWO also distributed fruit packets among the patients at B. R. Singh Hospital along with other members of the ERWWO.
The first napkin vending machine is strategically located at the OPD block near the Antenatal clinic & Gynecology OPD, while the second one can be found at the Metro Block, positioned between New Cabin and the female medical ward.
For the convenience of users, each machine dispenses a folded sanitary napkin upon inserting a nominal fee of 5 rupees. This initiative aims to benefit patients, their relatives, visitors, doctors, and paramedical staff alike, promoting easy access to essential hygiene products.
The implementation of these vending machines is a significant stride towards fostering menstrual hygiene and prioritizing women’s reproductive health. In an era where an increasing number of women are joining the workforce and venturing outside, this initiative stands as a bold step towards empowering women by ensuring their fundamental health needs are met.