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392 HEALTHY INDIA PROJECT: Free Health Camp for slum dwellers in Dharavi

posted Sep 26, 2018, 11:19 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 11:23 AM ]
26-Sept-2018, Mumbai:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the residents of Dharavi slum. More than 212 patients (176 women, 19 men and 17 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 MANDELLI ANTONIA. 

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their Para-medical staff. Dr Abhishek Jandade, Mr. Pramod Bhadavalkar 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 vision problem etc. 80 people were identified with low vision who were given spectacles at subsidized price and 7 people were identified with Cataract, who were referred for subsidised surgery in hospital.

The women from Self-Help Group and other volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful as they helped in logistical arrangement for holding this camp. “We are very grateful to Don Bosco for this health camp, we are given health service at our doorstep” said Mrs. Archana Shinde (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.