Milk bank inaugurated at Chandigarh PGIMER

The neonatal unit of PGIMER, Chandigarh, inaugurated a human milk bank to help preterm babies whose own mothers are not able to provide milk
PGI, Chandigarh, inaugurated a human milk ban at its neonatal unit. (HT File)
PGI, Chandigarh, inaugurated a human milk ban at its neonatal unit. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 18, 2022 03:27 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

The neonatal unit of PGIMER on Thursday inaugurated a human milk bank.

Former director and head of the paediatrics department Dr BNS Walia and former head of the paediatrics and neonatal department Dr ON Bhakoo were present on the occasion.

Human milk will be collected from eligible mothers and stored in the milk bank. After pasteurisation and screening for infections, it will be given to preterm babies whose own mothers are not able to provide milk.

This is the second milk bank in the region. There are more than 100 milk banks across the country and the government aims to establish comprehensive lactation management centres (CLMCs) in all medical colleges and districts to improve breastmilk feeding rates.

PGIMER has a very high number of preterm deliveries and the milk bank is expected to provide for sick and preterm babies if their own mothers’ milk is not available.

Medical camp for garbage collectors

Chandigarh The Municipal Corporation on Thursday organised a free medical check-up camp for the door-to-door garbage collectors of the city. The camp was organised at the civil dispensary, Dadumajra and medical tests were carried out for nearly 324 persons including sanitation workers and door-to-door garbage collectors.

Open-air gym inaugurated at MHC

Chandigarh Mayor Sarabjit Kaur inaugurated an open-air gymnasium at the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) camp office park in the Modern Housing Complex (MHC), Sector 13. The mayor also honoured the Municipal Corporation employees here from the horticulture and road wing.

3 IAS officers transferred to Chandigarh

Chandigarh The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has transferred three Indian Administrative Services officers of DANICS (Delhi Andaman Nicobar services) cadre from their current post in Delhi to Chandigarh with immediate effect. D Karthikeyan (2009 batch), Akhil Kumar (2010 batch) and Amit Kumar (2010) have deputed in Chandigarh until further orders.

Census data research work station set up

Mohali In a novel initiative to provide census data to researchers, the directorate of census operations, Punjab, ministry of home affairs, joined hands with the Indian School of Business (ISB) on Thursday to set up a census data research workstation. The workstation is set up at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy and will provide a consolidated platform to analyse census data. Today, an MoU was signed between the two organisations at the Indian School of Business campus in Mohali.

Complete ban on campaigning from 6pm today

Mohali Deputy commissioner-cum-district election officer Isha Kalia said there will be a complete ban on all kinds of campaigning from 6pm on Friday. After the deadline, presence of political functionaries from other constituencies is also banned in Mohali. Violation will invite strict action.

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