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NHM to provide sanitary napkins at subsidised rate of Rs 6 per pack

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SRINAGAR, JULY 22: The National Health Mission (NHM) under Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) will distribute sanitary napkins to rural adolescent girls at the subsidized rates of Rs 6 per pack.

The sanitary napkins will be provided under Menstrual Hygiene Scheme to rural adolescent girls of the age group of 10 to 19 years in 10 districts Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Udhampur, Kathua Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara of the State.

The sanitary napkins will be available through ASHA workers of the concerned blocks of the districts.

The NHM has approached Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for extension of this scheme to rest of the 12 districts of the State.

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