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423 HEALTHY INDIA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Kalewadi Slum

posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:00 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 8:01 AM ]
03-November -2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a free health and eye check- up camp for the residents of slum in Wadala, Mumbai. 158 patients (85 women, 47 men and 25 children) were examined and given medicines free of cost in this camp held under the aegis of project supported by Mr. Urs Schwiete (Switzerland).

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their Para-medical staff. The objective of this health camp was to provide needed medical care to patients. Patients were screened for vision problem, anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire. Dr Dinesh Badani and Dr Smita Trivedi along with 1 Nurse and 2 Medical Social workers examined the patients during this health camp. The doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients who were anaemic and suffering from fungal infections and Scabies.

The DBDS staff and volunteers from the Self Help Group 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 skin infections and diseases as many patients were observed to be suffering from dermatological problems.

“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 Mr. Vikas Gharvade (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.