Milk bank inaugurated at Chandigarh PGIMER

Updated on Feb 18, 2022 03:27 AM IST

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)
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.

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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.

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