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405 HEALTHY INDIA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Ganesh Nagar Slum

posted Oct 10, 2018, 8:52 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 8:56 AM ]
09-October -2018, Mumbai:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a free health camp for the residents of Ganesh Nagar slum.166 patients (103 women, 13 men and 50 children) were examined and given medicines free of cost in this camp held under the aegis of project supported by Mr. Urs Schwiete (Switzerland).

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) visited medical camp and personally supervised various activities of the health camp. 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.

The DBDS staff and volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful as they helped in logistical arrangement such as putting 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. Rekha Yadav (one of the beneficiary of the health camp). Mr. Sunil Pandhare (Staff -DBDS) mobilized people for this health camp and also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.