Weeks after the launch of Human Milk Bank at Pumwani Maternity Hospital , the facility can now confirm a tremendous progress in terms of milk banking and dispensation of human milk to the newborns at the nursery and the facility at large.
In an exclusive interview with Pumwani Maternity Hospital administrator Geoffrey Mosiria, the facility is now receiving about ten litres daily of human milk from donor mothers within Pumwani Hospital.
‘‘We are doing better , we collect those milk from donors,screen them,test HIV and hepatitis disease, we pasteurize them and store before feeding new borns at the nursery.’’ He said.
According to Mosiria breastfeeding mothers within Pumwnai who can not produce enough milk for their new borns are also given the milk to feed their babies.
In a day close to 20 breastfeeding mothers visit to donate milk.
‘‘We are also giving the human milk we collect to children homes that have requested but we must ascertain that before we give out.’’ Mosiria added.
Neonatologist at the facility Dr. Mary Wayiego says they are still allowing donations within the facility and no breastfeeding mother is being forced to donate the milk.
The hospital administration has also blamed Nairobi politicians who are against Governor Mike Sonko for using the bloggers to give the progaramme negative publicity .
In his statement Mosiria blamed particularly Peter Rugira alias IG Mau Mau for what he terms as demonising the whole programs at Pumwani maliciously.
‘‘I want to also request political class to stop propagating propaganda against Pumwani and as as administration we are going to take legal actions against bloggers who are being used to tint our image with lies.’’
According to Mosiria the negativity about Pumwani is being peddled using presidents’ name,Sonko and Pumwani staffs a move he say that they will not allow.
Meanwhile Pumwani is set to launch the out-patient services in a month’s time.