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358 HEALTHY INDIA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Dharavi

posted Aug 8, 2018, 10:25 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 10:25 AM ]
07-August -2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a free health camp for the residents of Matunga Labour camp slum in Dharavi area. More than 189 patients (women, men and children) were examined by the doctors in this camp which was held under the aegis of project supported by Auxilium India (Seregno – Italy) in Special thanks to PARROCCHIA SAN GIUSEPPE SEREGNO (ITALY).

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed all the General Physicians and their Para-medical staff. The camp was held in collaboration with doctors and their team from Larsen & Toubro Ltd in Andheri. Dr. Dinesh Badani & Dr. Smita Trivedi along with other nurses and entire medical staff 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 women from Kulswamini Self-Help Group and other 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.

“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. Varsha (one of the beneficiary of the health camp). Mrs. Kavita Kamble (DBDS – Staff) mobilized people to attend the health camp. She also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.