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DC Dimapur launches MHMP in Govt schools, colleges

DGC program

Dimaur, July 24: The Dimaour District administration in collaboration with the NGO Community Health Initiative launched Menstrual Hygiene Management Programme (MHMP) in Government schools and colleges on Friday at Dimapur Government College. DC Dimapur along with Principal DGC, Dr Moanochet Longchar officially launched the sanitary napkin machine and incinerator for Dimapur College.
In his inaugural address, Anoop Kinchi announced that through MHMP, sanitary napkin machine and incinerator will be installed in all Government schools and colleges, which will be funded by the Dimapur District administration. “It will go a long way in helping the girl child of our society,” Kinchi said.
While expressing concern about health issue with regard to females, Kinchi said that menstrual hygiene management was a natural biological process and felt that it needs discussion and understanding including the male members of the society for resolving the issues.
DC Dimapur, while mentioning MHMP as an important component of Bharat Mission, emphasized on the need for creating more awareness and training programmes, and felt that NGOs have to play an important role. He advised the CHI for working out cost effective economic model so that the programme can cover many more institutions.
Dr Rhondemo Kikon from CHI, while talking about the health challenges in Nagaland, pointed out isolated geography, poor infrastructure, lack of skilled health care, low percent of hospitals/ health centers, low percent mother and child health care, low vaccine coverage in children as some of the challenges. He also shared that the main focus of the NGO was primary health care service, water sanitation and hygiene promotion, nutrition and livelihood.
Director, CHI, Loreni Sophia informed that besides Dimapur Government College, the Dimapur District administration in collaboration with CHI will be extending the MHMP programme to Lengrijan GHS, Nagarjan GHSS, Nepali Kashiram Sarpure GHS and Deputy Commissioner Dimapur office.
Principal DGC termed the day as momentous for female students numbering around 800 of DGC. He expressed gratitude to the DC Dimapur for donating the machines generously and opined that it will be an eye opener for the other schools and colleges. Out of the 15 Government colleges in Nagaland, DGC will be the first college with the facility, he informed.
Associate Professor, Meripeni Ngully chaired the programme while Assistant Professor, DGC, Moamongla Aier proposed the vote of thanks. (Page News Service)