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524 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Andheri slum

posted Mar 17, 2019, 6:56 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Mar 17, 2019, 6:56 AM ]
Mumbai, 13-March-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Indra Nagar slum inMarol pipe line area of Andheri. 172 patients (46 children, 40 men and 86 women) were examined by the doctor in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Ltd.

Ms. Zarina Khan (DBDS-Staff) 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 and anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire. Dr Dinesh Badani, Dr.Smita Trivedi and Mr. Pramod along with 2 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, Scabies. 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 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. Poonam Chauhan (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.