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161 FREE HEALTH CAMP FOR FLOOD AFFECTED SLUM PEOPLE

posted Nov 7, 2017, 3:42 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 3:46 AM ]

Mumbai, 4th-October-2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a “FREE HEALTH CAMP” for the people residing in the slums of Kurla. 270 people including women, men and children benefited from this free camp, this health camp was held under the aegis of ‘Flood Relief Project’ supported by Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) visited the Health Camp and shared that, “the objective of this camp is to provide free medical help to flood affected families so that they can rebuild their lives.” Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Programme Coordinator - DBDS) welcomed all the General Physicians and their Para-medical staff.

The camp was held in collaboration with MUMBAI SMILES FOUNDATION & Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Drs. Jayendra Gawade, Shrutika Gawade, Naresh and their team examined the people during this health camp. Patients underwent examinations such as Blood Pressure Examination, Sugar Level Examination, Skin Examination & Eye Checked etc. People with defective eye-sight were given spectacles at a highly subsidized cost of 60 to 100 Rs. only.

Fifteen women volunteers from the slums itself were extremely helpful as they helped in: arranging facilities, visiting slums and informing people about the health camp and managing the crowd.
“We are very grateful to Don Bosco for this service – if not for them we would have never received such a great help,” said Mrs. Sujaya Shetty. Ms. Zarina Khan (DBDS – Staff) along with the DBDS team organized this Health camp; she also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.