Breast Milk Bank soon to come up in Tripura's IGM hospital

The proposed Milk Bank will collect and store breast milk in a scientific way and it will be used to feed the newborns when needed

Tripura government is contemplating a plan to introduce the state's First Breast Milk Bank in Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital, Agartala.
If everything falls on the right track, the proposed Breast Milk Bank will be seen functioning in the government healthcare facility in the near future; a proposal has already been placed in this regard, an official said.
Director of Family Welfare and Preventive Medicine- Dr Radha Debbarma said, "Some mothers face a shortage of breast milk post-delivery. The proposed Milk Bank will collect and store breast milk in a scientific way and it will be used to feed the newborns when needed."
Speaking to the media in the hospital, Dr Debbarma said, the proposal has already been placed under Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) through National Health Mission and the new facility would be introduced once the proposal is accepted. She said another plan to introduce a pacemaker installation facility in the IGM hospital is also afoot.
MLA Dr. Dilip Das, who inspected the IGM hospital on Wednesday, said the online registration facility would soon be launched in the IGM hospital.
He also said the electricity connection of the hospital would now be linked with the VIP line to ensure a 24x7 power supply and another plan to construct a circular road is also under progress
Das, who is chairman of the Rogi Kalyan Samity of the IGM hospital, said the 118-year old hospital had almost lost its glory but the present government took various steps to revive it.
The IGM hospital, second largest government healthcare facility in Tripura, is well known for delivery cases and child care.
Image: The IGM hospital, second largest government healthcare facility in Tripura, is well known for delivery cases and child care.
"We are trying to introduce as many services as possible in the IGM hospital to reduce the load on the GBP hospital. Online registration facility will soon be introduced for the convenience of the patients," he announced.
He also said the electricity connection of the hospital would now be linked with the VIP line to ensure a 24x7 power supply and another plan to construct a circular road is also under progress.
According to Das, the plan for setting up a super-speciality structure with Orthopaedic, Eye, Pathology and Disaster Management units in the hospital has been stalled due to the Covid pandemic. If the government takes the further decision, it would be made functional and an MRI unit would be installed next, he said.
The IGM hospital, the second-largest government healthcare facility in Tripura, is well known for delivery cases and child care.



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