Nectar of Life – Human Breast Milk Bank Inauguration

Feb 05, 2021

The state’s first Human Milk Bank (HMB), ‘Nectar of Life’, is ready for opening at Ernakulam General Hospital, Ernakulam. Rotary Club of Cochin Global set it up in association with rotary international. Neonatal death in Kerala is still high compared western world. The major cause of neonatal death is prematurity, low birth weight and neonatal infections. These premature, sick babies may need neonatal intensive care. Expressed breast milk of the mothers should be used for these babies. But most of these mothers may not have sufficient milk to feed them. Giving formula milk can lead to infection and other diseases. So the best option is to use pasteurized donor human milk.

First human milk bank was set up in India almost 30 years back, but Kerala has no milk bank till now, for reasons unknown. This is where Rotary under the leadership of Rt. Madhav Chandran took the lead to bring the project to the state with two such breast milk banks – one at General hospital Ernakulam and the other at Jubilee Medical Mission Hospital at Thrissur. The human milk bank, which consists of pasteurization unit, refrigerators, deep freezers, hospital-grade breast pumps, RO plant, sterilizing equipment and computers, is already set up at General Hospital at the cost of Rs. 35 lakhs.

The Nectar of Life–Human Milk Bank, at General Hospital, Ernakulam, is to be inaugurated on Friday,5th of February 2021, at 3 pm, by Smt K.K.Shailaja, Honourable Minister for Health, Govt of Kerala. Respectful Mayor of Cochin Shri. Anilkumar, Shri.Hibi Eden MP, Shri. TJ Vinod MLA, Rtn. Jos Chacko rotary governor, Rtn. Madhav Chandran past rotary governor and many other dignitaries will be attending this function.

International Literacy Day – Donation of 33 Smart Phones

Donation of 33 Smart Phones by ROTARY CLUB OF COCHIN GLOBAL. To mark the World Literacy Day on September 8th, 2021, Rotary Club of Cochin Global and Inner Wheel Club of Cochin Global, handed over 33 Smartphones to the needy students of GHSS Edathala, Aluva. The programme was held at 11am in the school premises. MLA Anwar Sadath inaugurated the

SALUTE THE SILVER — Project by Rotary Club of Cochin Global

Visited the Home for Destitute, Thevara on The International Senior Citizens Day and Onam on Thursday, the 19th of August 2021. President Rtn. Asha Sunil, Secretary, Rtn. Kala Ravishankar & Club Services Chair Rtn. Deepthy Binoop distributed to each of 43 inmates, 2 Bedsheets with Pillowcase, Mundu, Nighties & Towel. Also donated 500 adult diapers and 500 under pads for