Sanitary napkin vending machine installed in ladies toilet

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

Under the ongoing “Swachhata Hi Seva” (SHS) campaign, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has installed Sanitary Napkin Vending and Disposal machines in the three ladies washrooms of North Block. Women employees have appreciated this effort and said that on the occasion of Navratri government has taken good initiative and will help women too.
K Kipgen, Joint Secretary and G. Jayanthi, Joint Secretary, DoPT inaugurated the Napkin Vending Machine and Napkin Disposal Machine respectively at the ladies washroom. All the three vending machines are having the feature of putting a five rupee coin/different denominations for getting a napkin which will be operated on “no profit and no loss” basis. Besides, the disposal machines are having the feature to dispose of the used napkins in an environment friendly manner. Such machines would also be installed very soon in two other buildings of this Department i.e. Lok Nayak Bhawan and old JNU Campus.

The women employees present thanked the Department for taking a good step which concerns the health and hygiene of a women employee which is a part of ‘Swachhata’. They also hope that the other Departments of Govt. of India will follow the same.

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