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1230 Medical Care Project for the Underprivileged in Vadodara

posted Feb 11, 2021, 9:53 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 11, 2021, 9:53 AM ]
Free Health Camp for Kids

The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) conducted a medical camp on 23-January Kishanwadi. Dr Yogesh Agrawal and his team of two para-medical staff examined 28 girls and 34 boys. Free medicines were distributed to children. Most illness cases related to fungal infection, common cold, calcium deficiency, skin infection and anemia. Vitamin C tablets were given to kids.


Health Awareness Sessions for Adolescent Girls and Boys:

The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized three Health Awareness Sessions for the Adolescent Girls residing in the slums of Vadodara; and one health awareness session for the boys in Snehalaya. These activities were held under the aegis of project financially supported by Mix for Kids, e.v. (Germany).


First session was organized on 28-January for 27 girls at Somatav slum. Second session was organized on 5-February for 26 girls at Chaturai Nagar slum. Third session was organized on 6-February for 20 girls at Kisan Nagar slum. Mrs. Jagruti Patil (Coordinator) was the resource person for these sessions. The objective of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls on their health, hygiene, reproductive health and COVID-19 pandemic and precautions. Fr George Miranda conducted a session for the boys in Snehalaya on 10-February.


Following topics were covered in the various health awareness sessions:

· Physical and Mental wellbeing
· Food, Nutrition and Growth
· Physical and Psychological changes.
· Menstruation details and cleanliness
· Information about sanitary pads, abdominal pain, painful periods
· Reproductive health risks
· Difference between COVID-19, common cold, FLU, Allergies.
· Preventive measures
· Government guidelines
· Stigma prevention and positive attitude



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