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431 HEPATITIS VACCINATION AND EYE CHECK-UP CAMP

posted Nov 27, 2018, 7:43 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 7:43 AM ]
15-November-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Mumbai, conducted a free Hepatitis B & C vaccination camp for the people of Ashok Nagar slum. 81 people were vaccinated in this camp held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project.’

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C is an infection of liver. It spread through contact with the blood and bodily fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis threatens the liver’s ability to function. Many of the liver’s functions involve cleansing blood, fighting infection, and storing energy. It can cause chronic liver disease and puts people at high risk of death from liver cirrhosis or cancer. Its vaccine is very costly but it was given free of cost to poor people from the slum.

Simultaneously, 50 people were also examined for eyesight and vision by the ophthalmologist. No Cataract patients were identified in this camp.