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472 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Azad Nagar slum

posted Jan 16, 2019, 5:56 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 5:56 AM ]
Mumbai, 12-January-2018: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Azad Nagar slum in Ghatkoper (West). 234 patients (82 children, 34 men and 118 women) were examined by the doctor in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Ltd.

Mrs. Zarina Khan (Staff- DBDS) welcomed the patients, doctors and para-medical staff. Dr Dinesh Badani, Dr.Smita Trivedi, Mr. Pramod and their team examined the patients. Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections etc. Simultaneously, 150 people were also examined for eyesight and vision by the ophthalmologist. No Cataract patients were identified in this camp.

The DBDS staff and volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful in logistical arrangement such as putting up pandal, chairs and tables, arranging water, visiting families in slums and informing them about the health camp and in managing the crowd. Local people were very happy with this health camp and praised the efforts of Mahanagar Gas Limited. Fatima Shah (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.