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505 FREE HEALTH CAMP IN DHARAVI SLUM

posted Feb 14, 2019, 10:38 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:39 AM ]
13-Feb-2019, Mumbai : The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Rajiv Gandhi nagar slum in Dharavi. 205 patients (26 children, 74 men and 105 women) were examined by the doctor in this camp which was held under the aegis of project supported by Dr. Mario Schmidt (Germany).

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) personally supervised various activities of the health camp. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their para-medical staff. The camp was held in collaboration with Larsen & Toubro Ltd in Andheri. Dr Dinesh Badani, Dr. Smita Trivedi, Mr. Pramod along with 2 Nurses and 2 Medical Social workers examined the patients during this health camp. Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, menstrual irregularities, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections etc.

The objective of this health camp was to provide needed medical care to patients. Patients were screened for vision problem and anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire. No Cataract patients were identified in this camp. The doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients who were anaemic and suffering from fungal infections.

Ms. Kavita Kamble (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 Don Bosco Development Society. Ms. Prabhawati Jaiswal (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.