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1027 AXA PROJECT: FREE HEALTH & EYE CHECK-UP CAMP IN PUNE SLUMS

posted Mar 10, 2020, 8:23 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Mar 10, 2020, 8:23 AM ]
Koregaon Park (Pune), 27-Feb-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Koregaon Park organized a free health check-up camp for the residents of Tadiwala Road slum in Chinchwad. 171 people were examined by the medical team in this camp held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services.

Ms Amrin Fathima (Executive-Corporate Responsibility, Diversity & Inclusion) monitored the event and also interacted with the beneficiaries and project staff. The volunteer group from AXA Business Services consisting of Mr Vinod Lalwani, Mr Vinod Joseph, Ms Neelam, Ms Garima, Ms Aqsa also participated and assisted the project team in logistical arrangement, patient’s ushering, canvassing in slum community.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director-DBDS) welcomed the AXA dignitaries and thanked them for supporting this project and helping slum people. This was followed by a brief inauguration ceremony. Addressing the gathering Ms Amrin shared the Corporate Policy priorities of AXA and appealed people to take maximum advantage of the health camp. 

A team of doctors and paramedical staff consisting of Dr. Deepak More, Dr Santosh Ranaware, Dr Tamanna Shekh, Ms Kanta Chetiyar, Mr Hemant, Ms Pooja examined the patients in this camp. The medical team conducted free medical examination along with Blood Pressure, random sugar tests and eyesight test for all beneficiaries. 21 people with defective eyesight were provided spectacles at nominal cost and 13 people were detected with Cataract who will undergo free Cataract surgery in Bharati Hospital. Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Joint pain, Common cold, Gastric Problem, Skin infections were given free medicines.

After the Health Camp, Ms Amrin Fatima held a meeting with project staff and reviewed the progress of project activities. During the discussion, the project staff shared their working experience from the community outlining how children, women and youth’s attitude and behavior is changing towards rejecting tobacco consumption. They also shared how number of women have taken micro initiative in starting business and are contributing to their family income. Ms Amrin suggested to document and share success stories of the project. The meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Fr Rolvin.
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