The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 8
The first Human Milk Bank in Chandigarh has been established on Mother’s Day at IMA Sector 35.
Dr. Ramnik Sharma, President of IMA Chandigarh, Dr. RS Bedi, and Dr. Vikram Bedi, the city’s leading child specialist, participated in the panel discussion organized during the ocassion.
Dr Vikram Bedi, in charge of Neo-Natal ICU at Bedi Hospital, said that many times mother’s milk plays a big role in saving preterm babies and it can prove to be life-saving hence it is important as a lifesaver.
He said that the milk bank facility will prove to be a boon for the newborn babies of the entire North region. In Chandigarh, this facility will be given free of cost to those newborn babies who are deprived of breast milk in the initial weeks.
Campaign to motivate mothers to donate milk
Dr. Vikram Bedi also talked about running a campaign by the health facility officer to motivate future mothers to donate milk.
Further Dr. Bedi says that at present we have a storage capacity of up to 200 liters. where we can store mother’s milk in powder form and keep it safe for 6 months. ,
“Let us tell you that the ‘Human Milk Bank’ present in Chandigarh is the 53rd management center of the country. Wherein the country’s first human milk bank was established in 1989 in Mumbai’s hospital,” he informed.