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372 HEALTHY INDIA PROJECT: Free Health Camp for slum dwellers

posted Aug 28, 2018, 3:41 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 28, 2018, 3:41 AM ]
27-August-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a free health camp for the residents of Rajiv Gandhi Nagar slum in Mumbai. 160 patients (83 women, 56 men and 21 children) were examined 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 VISMARA MARIUCCIA. 

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their Para-medical staff. Dr Abhishek Jandade, Mr. Rajanibhai and their team examined the patients. Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Sugar, Blood Pressure, Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, menstrual irregularities, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections etc.

The DBDS staff and volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful as they helped in logistical arrangement such as putting up pandal, chairs, tables, arranging water, visiting families in slums and informing them about the health camp and in managing the crowd. The doctors suggested that people in this slum need awareness on management of Sugar level and Blood Pressure as many patients were observed to be suffering from diabetes and High Blood Pressure.

“Free health camp with free medicines is a great help for poor people like us, we are very grateful to Don Bosco for this service,” said Ms. Nutan Ambatkar (one of the beneficiary of the health camp). Ms. Basanti Solanki (Staff -DBDS) organised the health camp and also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.