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Jul
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN INCINERATORS INSTALLED AT CHENNAI CENTRAL STATION

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Jul
2016

IITIAN’S NOVEL APPROACH PROVIDES SOLUTION TO WOMEN AT CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION

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Jun
2016

SPEECH ON FEMININE HYGIENE CONCEPTS AND SANITATION AT THE INTERFACE CONFERENCE IN NEW DELHI

Shri V Ramachandran, CEO of Glo Life Care Chennai, was presented a token of gratitude for sharing his experiences and expertise at the National Dialogue Conference, on ‘Road to Sanitation and Dignity’. This was held in New Delhi on 25th April, 2016. The interface focused on ‘sanitation and hygiene’ in Schools and raising awareness on ‘cleanliness’ amongst students. 

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Jun
2016

V. RAMACHANDRAN BEING AWARDED BY DR. BINDESHWAR PATHAK

Shri V Ramachandran, CEO of Glo Life Care Chennai being awarded by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International for his association with Sulabh on Feminine Sanitation. 

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN INCINERATORS INSTALLED AT CHENNAI CENTRAL STATION

We often quote, our railways is the lifeline of our country but reality is grim.  For decades, the unhygienic sanitary conditions in the railway stations needed attention. In an attempt to improve the hygiene infrastructure in women's toilets at the Chennai railway station, Glo Lifecare installed sanitary napkin incinerators. The environmental friendly incinerators are both easy to use and convenient and is a key to women empowerment. 

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Jun
2016

V. RAMACHANDRAN BEING AWARDED

Shri V Ramachandran, CEO of Glo Life Care Chennai, was conferred the Cavinkare MMA Chinnikrishnan Award 2015. He was recognised for his outstanding contribution in inventing feminine hygiene equipment – destroyer of sanitary napkins. This specialised incinerator, enhanced personal hygiene with focus on social relevance and eco system. 

Shri V Ramachandran, CEO of Glo Life Care Chennai, received the outstanding entrepreneur state award in 1987, for small scale entrepreneurship by the department of Industries and Commerce. 

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Jun
2016

ROTARY NEWS – GOVINDRAJ’S INTERVIEW - GLO LIFE CARE

The  Tamilnadu government is in the forefront educating women on the need and importance of health and menstrual hygiene. In an effort to create awareness, the government distributed free sanitary napkins in schools and Colleges , primarily in rural areas. Glo Life Care Pvt Ltd has installed 14,000 incinerators in government institutions, Schools, hostels and juvenile homes in the southern state. 

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Jun
2016

CLEAN INDIA JOURNAL - CLEAN SANITARY WASTE DISPOSAL

The April 2016 volume from the Clean India journal, featured the current state of feminine hygiene in the country and solutions for clean sanitary waste disposal. Shri V Ramachandran, CEO of Glo life Care Chennai  talks about the benefits of using incinerators which successfully reduces  sanitary wastes to sterile ash which thereafter can be used as manure. Glo Life machines cause low emission levels and are test certified by NABL accredited laboratories. 

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Jun
2016

IITIAN WINS AWARD FOR TECH TO DISPOSE SANITARY NAPKINS

Times of India – Sept 14, 2015 - The launch of Reprocide incinerators – a Glo Life Care invention by Mr V Ramachandran.  The deplorable hygiene and sanitation conditions in the rural areas urged and motivated Mr V Ramachandran to develop Reprocide, a wall mounted sanitary napkin destroyer which incinerates soiled napkins with minimum sterile residue and smoke.  The fumes from the usual single chamber incinerators hit the face when opened. However, the reprocide has twin chambers with thermal insulation to burn pads which emits less fumes. Additionally, it has a programmable timer, which automatically turns off the incinerator. These machines can effectively burn five napkins at a time. All components of reprocide are certified by NABL accredited laboratories. In 2015, Mr Ramachandran was awarded the Cavinkare MMA Chinnakrishnan Innovation award for his efforts. Glo Life care has installed incinerators in many government schools and private companies across Tamilnadu. His journey of developing an incinerator commenced when he saw sanitary workers trying to unclog drains in his area due to sanitary napkin blockage. 

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Jun
2016

NGT CALLS FOR SCIENTIFIC DISPOSAL OF SANITARY PADS

The National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench, has ordered notice to manufacturers of leading sanitary napkin companies to respond to an activist’s plea on evolving a scientific and eco-friendly disposal mechanism. The manufacturers of napkins and diapers are bound by the ‘Extended Producers Responsibility’ norm under the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. . Flushing napkins into the sewerage system, clogged drainages and dioxin pollutant is a common feature . They should ensure appropriate methods for collection and disposal of used napkins and diapers in an efficient and eco-friendly manner 

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Jun
2016

A CHENNAI COUPLE PIONEERED A HYGIENE REVOLUTION BY INVENTING SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINES

Times of India, November 2011 featured Glo Life care sanitary napkin vending machines as a huge contribution to the feminine hygiene industry. Glo Life care commenced operations in 1987 and since then has brought a sigh of relief to women in over one thousand schools in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In 2007, their first napkin vending machine was installed in a government girls school, Thiruvidandai village. As a counterpart to the napkin vending machines, Glo Life also launched napkin destroyers which were installed in ladies toilets for safe and convenient napkin disposal.

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINE WAS INAUGURATED BY THE TAMIL CINE ACTRESS SWARNAMALIYA.

The news in Dinamalar, August 2015 in Salem featured automated sanitary napkin vending machine was inaugurated by the Tamil cine actress swarnamaliya.  

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Jun
2016

THE GOVERNOR, SURJIT SINGH BARNALA LAUNCHED GLO LIFE CARE HYGIENE PROJECTS

The Indian red cross has launched a slew of hygienic programmes under the ‘leaders of tomorrow’ aimed towards educating young girls and women in rural areas on health and hygiene aspects. The Napkin vending machines and clinical laboratories were the initiatives taken by them in Tamilnadu. The Governor, Surjit Singh Barnala,  commends the red cross for its contribution towards solid waste management in five coastal villages of Cuddalore, Thiruvarrur, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai and Thanjavur. Timely and swift action in the event of untoward happenings is the hallmark of indian red cross.

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Jun
2016

GLO LIFE CARE FOCUS ON PROVIDING FACILITIES FOR IMPROVING MENSTRUAL HYGIENE

Government organisations join hands with NGO’s  to remove the stigma surrounding menstrual health and provide sanitary napkin vending machines and disposal systems for young girls in the rural areas. Mr Shetty, Principal Secretary, Rural development announced a scheme to fund menstrual hygiene campaigns all across the State by providing subsidised napkins for women. 

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Jun
2016

THE HEALTH MINISTER INAUGURATED GLO LIFE CARE-SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINE AT KILPAUK MEDICAL HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI

In May 2010, at the government Kilpauk Medical Hospital in Chennai, the installation of the automatic vending machine and incinerators for used napkins was successfully inaugurated by the Health Minister, VK Subburaj. This was installed for the benefit of pregnant women who come for their delivery at the hospital. The quick and fast disposal of used napkins hygienically, prevents clogging of sewerages and drains that pose health hazards. It also prevents the spread of non-communicable diseases. 

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINES AND INCINERATORS TO BE INSTALLED IN PHCs, HOSPITALS.

Health and hygiene initiatives in Tamilnadu have made headlines in the last couple of years. Women are increasingly aware of the health hazards associated with unhygienic disposal of sanitary napkins. Sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators have been installed in Kilpauk Medical College there by,facilitating awareness amongst women on the convienience of napkin procurement and hygienic disposal of the same. The plans for installation of the vending machines and incinerators in the labour ward, post-natal ward and the caesarean ward are underway. 

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Jun
2016

GLO LIFE CARE LAUNCHED SANITARY NAPKIN INCINERATOR AT THE KILPAUK HOSPITAL – LABOUR WARD

Glo Life care launched its innovative discovery,  sanitary napkin incinerator at the Kilpauk Medical College thereby maintaining and preserving the cleanliness of the surroundings and helped in the prevention of communicable diseases. 

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Jun
2016

THE HEALTH MINISTER, MR SUBBURAJ INAUGURATED SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING & INCINERATORS AT THE KILPAUK MEDICAL COLLEGE.

Hindu article  In February 2010, the Health minister, Mr Subburaj  inaugurated Sanitary napkin vending machines and napkin incinerators at the Kilpauk Medical College.  The napkin vending machine and incinerators for disposal were installed at both, the nursing and medical college women’s hostels. A massive amount of 25 crores were sanctioned in 2009 for the improvement works at the college.  Furthermore, a new hostel complex and an outpatient block were under construction. 

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINES WERE INSTALLED AT THE KILPAUK MEDICAL COLLEGE

In May 2010, Sanitary napkin vending machines were installed for the benefit of hostelites for both medical and nursing departments at the Kilpauk Medical College. The Health Minister, Mr VK Subburaj inaugurated two napkin vending machines in the women’s hostel. New medical  buildings in the premises were also inaugurated. Reputed, renowned and specialised doctors were awarded commendation awards and certificates for their meritorious service. This is a giant leap taken in the healthcare industry. 

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINE WHICH WAS INSTALLED IN MAMALLAPURAM GOVERNMENT SCHOOL

In November 2015, the students and teachers fraternity at a Mamallapuram government school, welcomed the much needed and thoughtful innovation of an automatic sanitary napkin vending machine which was installed in the school campus. At the insertion of a two rupee coin, the machine dispenses a napkin. Girls in Schools now enjoy greater freedom and comfort to venture out during their days of menstrual hygiene and do not have to lose out on the value of education. 

The Chennai TVS Electronics Ltd visited the School premises to oversee the hygiene and sanitation condition of the girls government high school. In September 2015, incinerators were installed in the campus with the help of UNICEF. The students are delighted and welcome this thoughtful innovation. 

22

Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN MACHINE MAKES DEBUT

In 2008, a government school in Guduvancherry, Tamilnadu was one of the first to benefit from the sanitary napkin vending machine installation in its premises. For the girls studying in the school, dispensing sanitary napkins is a big boon. Dr Sujatha, Advisor, community development says, girls must break out of their inhibitions and must come forward to dispense napkins from machines in co-ed schools as well. In the years to come, Glo Life Care Pvt Company talks about 500 such machines being installed across the city with a capacity to hold of 25-30 sanitary napkins at a time. 

22

Jun
2016

Actress Swarnamaliya launched sanitary napkin vending machines at the Government Girls School

The installation of sanitary napkin vending machines at the Government Higher Secondary Girls School Nemmeli brings hope and cheer to the girls studying in the school. One of them talks about the embarrassment that students face at the time of their menstrual cycle which usually leads to either poor concentration or absenteeism from school. Tamil actress Swarnamaliya launched the Reprovend vending machine which allows girls to dispense a napkin by dropping in two rupee coins. Mr V Ramachandran, CEO of Glo Life Care Pvt Ltd talks about the importance of educating young girls in Schools about health and hygiene aspects and adds on that mini incinerators for waste disposal must also be provided in schools. 

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Jun
2016

UNICEF HAS TRAINED ABOUT SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINES

 In the government Girls high school, near Krishnagiri, sanitary napkin vending machines were installed. UNICEF has trained the staff and students in 570 schools to overcome the problem that they face during their menstrual days. They have also printed and distributed books which serves as guiding manuals to overcome their fears. This has been greatly appreciated by the students and teachers. These napkins are given away at a subsidised rate when compared to the prevalent market rate. 

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKINS INCINERATORS-INSTALLED AND INAUGURATED- THE HONOURABLE MAYOR. M SUBRAMANIAN.

Incinerators for the disposal of sanitary napkins were installed and inaugurated under the able guidance of the honourable mayor, M Subramanian.

The mayor highlighted the advantages of such an effective machine in the disposal of unhygienic waste. The incinerators were installed successfully in 63 girls Schools and sanitary napkins were freely distributed. Welfare schemes and measures like distributing free geometry boxes to students studying from grade 6 to grade 10 have been introduced to the student community keeping in mind their future and progress in motivating them to achieve high standards in education.

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINE WAS INSTALLED IN GUMMUDIPOONDI

The employees Public Service Trust at The Hitech Carbon factory in Gummudipoondi installed automatic sanitary napkin vending machine at government Schools nearby. There were many eminent personalities who participated at the inaugural function. 5200 students studying in 5 different schools benefited from this service. 

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINE WAS INSTALLED IN KRISHNAGIRI

Sanitary napkin vending machine was installed in Krishnagiri as a hygiene initiative at a rural girl’s school in Nemmili. It was observed that the girls studying in the school were not aware of health and hygiene factors surrounding menstruation.  Self-help groups like Amuda and Akshaya  provide sanitary napkins to the school at a subsidised cost  which proves  to be useful to them in times of need.  A student said, the vending machine is a source of relief for all studying there. Alongside the napkin vending machine, an incinerator has also been installed for safe disposal of menstrual wastes. The demand since then has gone up. 

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN INCINERATORS-INSTALLED-GOVERNMENT GIRLS SCHOOL-PURASAWALKAM

Sanitary napkin incinerators were installed at the  Government Girls School in Purasawalkam, Chennai Free sanitary napkins were distributed in 73 Schools across the State. Adequate care and necessary steps are taken to educate young girls on the menstrual hygiene aspects especially the safe disposal of sanitary napkins. In the light of safe disposal, incinerators are installed in 66 schools. The Tamilnadu government in the recent past is promoting safe and hygienic school programmes for all students. 

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Jun
2016

ELECTRIC INCINERATOR INAUGURATED IN THE SCHOOL

 Keeping in mind the welfare and health of women, the government has launched a scheme whereby, free napkins were distributed. A sum of Rs 74 lakh was spent for the benefit of 33,000 students each month. The electric incinerator has been installed in a School at Nungambakkam. This is the first time such a unique machine has been inaugurated in the School. 

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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINES LAUNCHED IN THE RURAL SCHOOLS

Deccan Chronicle, a leading newspaper in India, DinaMalar, a leading Tamil language newspaper, and CNN-IBN, India's foremost private news channel did an exclusive coverage of the sanitary napkin vending machine, manufactured by Glo Life Care Equipments under its Glolife Reprovend SP-EM product series, installed in a rural Chennai school by UNICEF and the state government in order to promote menstrual hygiene among girl students

This is just the beginning of awareness of a remarkable vending revolution in the country. What the country needs is not just another vending machine, but one that is indispensable in everyday lives.

Glo Life Care Equipments is set to lead the country in this revolution with its low cost innovative vending machines and medical products that make life easier and safer.

The India chapter of UNICEF writes an article, titled "A Vending Machine Radicalises Girls’ Personal Hygiene Choices" on the sanitary napkin vending machine installed in colloboration with the state government.


Deccan Chronicle

"In a rural school at Nemeli, 30 kilometres from Chennai, the sanitary napkin vending machine installed by the state government and Unicef has broken the stigma surrounding women’s hygiene. The initiative is a part of the menstrual hygiene programme being implemented in all the schools in the state. The Amudha women’s self-help group running a tailoring unit in a nearby village, offered to provide the napkins at a subsidized cost of Rs 2. The schoolgirls who have been using the machine for around two months now say it has been very useful.

Devraj, Unicef programme officer for water and sanitation said most rural girls had no access to napkins and used cloth which could result in fungal infection, worm infestation and urinary infections. He said all this contributed to 90 per cent of adolescent girls being anaemic. "During one of the classes, a girl said her parents were willing to get her cosmetics but no sanitary napkins. We found in most schools that many parents neglected talking to their children about menstrual hygiene. Cultural taboos and superstitions have contributed to this. Also, the condition of toilets and water in most schools are horrible," he said.

The new machine which has been installed with help from the Cheema Foundation, of the TVS group also provides for an incinerator to dispose the soiled napkins hygienically. Dr Sujatha of the Cheema Foundation said that the women of the self-help group were trained to make the napkins in a professional manner. Shanta, of Akshaya self-help group said, "We have also started selling the napkins in villages for Rs 28 for a pack of eight in the villages and it is selling very well.

The demand for the pads have increased as students are happy with the quality. "We want to implement this in all schools in Krishnagiri district, where local authorities have shown great interest in the project. It will go a long way in keeping the girl child in school and improving their academic performance," Mr Devraj added." 


Dinamalar

Click here to read the news article.

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Jun
2016

Coca-Cola has done a CSR intiative and donated Glolifecare machines to schools.



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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN VENDING MACHINES LAUNCHED IN THE CITIES

Fresh from the success of launching sanitary napkin vending machines in rural schools, Glo Life Care Equipments launched the vending machines in Chennai city to extensive media attention and coverage. Film actress Swarnamalya was the Chief Guest in the inauguration function.


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Jun
2016

SANITARY NAPKIN INCINERATORS LAUNCHED

Sanitary napkin incinerators will be installed in all the public health centres and labour wards of government hospitals in the State, said V. K. Subburaj, Principal Secretary, Health.
                                   
Launching sanitary napkin vending machines and an incinerator at the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) here on Tuesday, he said awareness of menstrual hygiene was very low among women in the State. There was an immediate need to sensitise them to the importance of safe disposal of sanitary napkins.

“Women are more prone to reproductive track diseases and nearly 50 per cent women in the country suffer from such diseases. Infections spread fast when there is lack of menstrual hygiene.”
                                    The Health Department has been taking measures to implement a rigorous menstrual hygiene awareness campaigns in the State. “Improper disposal of napkins is a major environmental issue. Clogging of drains has led to fast spread of diseases.”
                                    The three sanitary napkin Incinerators and a sanitary napkin vending machine, procured at the cost of Rs.2.25 lakh, will be installed at the labour ward, post-natal ward and post-Caesarean ward. Vending machines will dispense napkins for Rs.2. A similar dispenser and incinerator was introduced in Nurses' hostel at KMC in February.
                                    Biometric attendance for classes will be introduced shortly, he said. With the Rs.35-crore infrastructural works at KMC hospital and college nearing completion, the college will increase its student strength from 100 to 150, he added.
On appointing medical superintendents in hospitals, Mr. Subburaj said the government decided to appoint two people of same cadre for hospital and college, to make sure the colleges get enough attention.
                                    “We received complaints about some deans who concentrated on hospitals, neglecting college activities. This prompted us to appoint a dedicated superintendent for hospitals, ” he said.
KMC Dean V.Kanagasabai said a mammography unit would come up at the hospital. Office-bearers of KMC's students union were also installed at the function.