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PMC plans milk service for pregnant women in civic-run maternity home

The PMC requires 120 litres of milk at Kamla Nehru hospital and 26 litres at Naidu hospital every day for which it is spending Rs 16 lakh a year.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
July 19, 2016 11:46:18 pm

After good response to serving milk to patients in the civic-run Kamla Nehru and Naidu hospitals, the PMC has decided to extend the facility to ensure good diet for pregnant women admitted in the civic-run maternity home. The PMC requires 120 litres of milk at Kamla Nehru hospital and 26 litres at Naidu hospital every day for which it is spending Rs 16 lakh a year.

“We have realised that it is more necessary for pregnant women of poor families getting admitted at the civic-run maternity home, and so we have extended the facility for them,” said Balasaheb Bodke, chairperson of the PMC standing committee.

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According to the civic administration, officials would be keen to implement the decision if they are provided with necessary funds. “The PMC would have to make a budgetary allocation for the purpose every year to ensure that it works. This would help poor patients coming to civic hospitals,” a PMC health officer said.

The PMC has decided to get the milk for civic hospitals through a state government-run agency to ensure that good quality milk with proper rate is available for the patients. ens

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