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.
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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