ZCMC gets milk bank, thanks Beng for help PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 October 2011 14:59

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has approved the grant of a milk bank to the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC), another project that will help improve services to young infants.

As this developed, ZCMC chief of Hospitals Dr. Romeo Ong and Center for Health regional office director Dr. Aristedes Tan thanked House Deputy Speaker Beng Climaco for helping facilitate the grant of project.

“ZCMC got the milk bank project for Mindanao as approved by UNICEF, thanks for your help”, Dr. Ong said referring to Cong. Climaco.

The human milk bank is described as “a service which collects, screens, processes, and dispenses by  prescription human milk donated by nursing mothers who are not biologically related to the recipient infant.”

Representatives from the UNICEF have visited Zamboanga City the past months to look into the possibility of implementing children-related projects specifically projects that cover the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

No less than UNICEF Country Representative Andrea Tobins came to the city on the invitation of Cong. Climaco to look into possible joint undertakings with the local government and other agencies of government.

Climaco expressed elation that the ZCMC finally got the facility stressing that it will boost service to the intended beneficiaries.

“This is an added service to our people in Zamboanga. We all exhaust means to aptly equip our ZCMC “, the lady solon added. — Marvin Segura