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Health and hygiene programme for girls at ‘Saranalayam’

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They were given tips on nutrition, good touch and bad touch

For good health:A representative from Bioline Laboratory drawing blood from an inmate of Saranalayam, a home for the children of prisoners, as part of its awareness programme on adolescent health and hygiene, in Coimbatore, on Friday. -Photo: Special Arrangement
For good health:A representative from Bioline Laboratory drawing blood from an inmate of Saranalayam, a home for the children of prisoners, as part of its awareness programme on adolescent health and hygiene, in Coimbatore, on Friday. -Photo: Special Arrangement

Women’s Center organised a health and hygiene awareness programme for girls at ‘Saranalayam’, a home for children of prisoners, here on Friday.

The Hindu was the media partner for the event.

As many as 42 girls aged between six years and 18 years were oriented on adolescent health and hygiene and given tips on nutrition, good touch and bad touch.

Hanna Blaney, involved in women’s health, from the U.S., made the girls aware of these aspects by the use of slides.

The girls interacted with the resource person through a representative of Women’s Center who translated what they said from Tamil into English.

Series

G. Rathnakumar, Administrative Officer, Women’s Center, said this orientation was the first of a series that the Centre planned to replicate in other orphanages and homes for abandoned girls.

Representatives from Bioline Laboratory collected blood samples from the girls for conducting a haemoglobin test. Those found to suffer from anaemia would be provided with iron capsules by the Center.

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