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    The Mothers Own Milk (Mom) will be started from 8th November

    SSG hospital the biggest hospital in Central Gujarat is now equipped with human milk bank. The Mothers Own Milk (Mom) will be started from 8th November and will be boon for the unhealthy newly born babies. The bank is second after Kashiba Children hospital in Karelibaug area of the city.

    Paediatric head of SSG and Mom incharge Dr. Sheela Iyer said the bank is equipped with ultra modern technology and store the healthy donors milk after pasteurisation. The milk can be used upto six months and will be beneficial for the newly born babies.

    She further said mothers milk is above all and give strength to the baby to fight diseases and increase growth. It works like a shield in case of infection and NEC like diseases for the baby. It often happens that some mothers are unable to feed babies with their own milk and in such case the human milk bank comes to the rescue.

    Dr Iyer said healthy mothers can donate milk in the bank and for that a necessary test will be done to check for any diseases and then they will allow them to donate. The bank is also ready to provide milk to other hospitals in case they collect extra stock. There will no charge for it and government is also pushing for such banks in every cities.

    The human milk bank will be operational from 8th November on third floor of Rukmani Chainani building inside the SSG hospital. The bank will be run by nursing incharge Bini Chaudhary and team of technicians. Surat Municipality also runs a mothers milk bank and government is pushing for such banks in every cities in coming days.

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