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Rotary Club-Chinatown donates advanced human milk pasteurizer to Manila hospital milk bank

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The Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital’s Milk Bank Facility can now serve more infants in need.

The Rotary Club-Chinatown boosted the milk bank’s capacity by providing it with an advanced human milk pasteurizer model with touch screen and a blast chiller.

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna accepted the donation on behalf of the city, according to the Manila public information office.

“With this partnership, the City of Manila will be able to cater more infants who are in need of breastmilk,” it said.

The machine could process up to 12 liters of milk in 90 to 100 minutes, and the milk would be ready for consumption once thawed.

The blast chiller could reach up to -20 degrees Celcius in 20 minutes and could fit up to 200 bottles, it said.

It could process more volume of milk at once and the pasteurized milk would have a shelf life of six months to one year if it remains frozen, it added.