Mahatma Gandhi Hospital Jaipur launched the third mother’s milk bank of Rajasthan

Jaipur, Mother Mulk Bank, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Human Milk Bank, Inaya FFoundation
Jaipur : Mahatma Gandhi Hospital Jaipur on Thursday launched the mother' milk bank in association with Inaya Foundation. This is the third such mother’s milk bank in Rajasthan.

G.N. Saxena, Principal, Mahatma Gandhi Medical University, said that, 196 units of mother’s milk have been provided to newborns at the hospital till April 10.

Nitisha Sharma, Secretary Inaya Foundation, said, “We had soft-launched operations of the Amrit, mother’s milk bank, from the first week of February. Till April 10, we have collected over 25,000 ml of milk donated by 74 mothers."

Sharma said that through breast-feeding and donated mother’s milk, the infant mortality rate can be reduced by 22 percent.

Before any nursing mother donates milk, she has to go through a blood test and her milk is also tested to rule out any bacteria, she said. 

Notably, The first bank was inaugurated at a government hospital in Udaipur, some 400 km from Jaipur, in April 2013. Similar banks are situated in Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Surat, and Kolkata.

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