Seminar on women's healthcare during menstruation held in Doomdooma
Under the auspices of Doomdooma college and with active cooperation of the National Commission for Women (NCW), New Delhi
DOOMDOOMA: Under the auspices of Doomdooma college and with active cooperation of the National Commission for Women (NCW), New Delhi, a national seminar on 'Women's Healthcare on Menstruation : A contemporary context' was organized recently at the college premises.
The inaugural session was attended by chairman of Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR), Sunita Changkakati, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Tinsukia Safraj Haque and vice-principal of Doomdooma College Dr Rinjumoni Sarmah.
In the beginning, Principal Dr Prakash Jyoti Barthakur welcomed the guests while ADC Haque in his inaugural speech highlighted on the impact of the women's healthcare that needed proper care from an early stage. He narrated the various experiences that he had to face as an administrator in the past.
On the other hand, ASCPCR chairperson Sumita Changkakati in her address pointed out the POCSO Acts relating to child rights and exhorted the participants to become vocal about their rights for availing proper by healthcare facilities and speak up boldly against sexual abuse or harassment during their adolescent period.
In the first technical session, Dr PJ Deka presented a PowerPoint presentation on an awareness programme on menstrual hygiene. Dr Manash Ranjan Pradhan from the Department of Fertility studies, International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai, spoke on women's healthcare during menstruation. Professor Dr Neeta Kalita Baruah, Chairperson, Centre for Applied Psychology, Dibrugarh University (DU) spoke about the importance of mental health by maintaining a balance between physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions in a human body. Papori Handique, Education department, Doomdooma college, demonstrated the use of a sanitary pad vending machine and incineration for the benefit of the students and teachers of different institutions.
In another working session, Sarthak Sengupta of department of Anthropology, DU, spoke about anaemia and its causes. On the other hand, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Prerna Keshan Agarwal gave a presentation on good health and fit mind of women.