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339 HEALTHY INDIA PROJECT: Free Health Camp for slum residents

posted Jul 14, 2018, 8:35 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 14, 2018, 8:35 PM ]
13-July-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a free health camp for the residents of Kane Nagar slum in Mumbai. 128 patients (85 women, 24 men and 19 children) were examined completely free of cost and also given medicines free of cost in this camp held under the aegis of project supported by AUXILIUM INDIA (Seregno – Italy). Special thanks to Don Mauro Mascheroni.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) personally supervised various activities of the health camp. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their Para-medical staff. The camp was held in collaboration with Larsen & Toubro Ltd in Andheri. Dr Dinesh Badani and Dr. Smita Trivedi and their team examined the patients. Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, menstrual irregularities, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections etc.

The DBDS staff and youth volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful as they helped in logistical arrangement such as putting up chairs, tables, arranging water, visiting families in slums and informing them about the health camp and managing the crowd.

“This health camp was much needed as it is rainy season and there is very high chance of getting sick and infected, we are very grateful to Don Bosco for this service,” said Ms. Kamalabai Pawar (one of the beneficiary of the health camp). Ms. Basanti Solanki (Staff -DBDS) along with the DBDS team mobilized people to attend the health camp. She also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.