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593 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp for Slum Dwellers

posted May 8, 2019, 7:07 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 8, 2019, 7:07 AM ]
Mumbai, 3-May-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Sai Nagar slum in Andheri (East). 142 patients (39 children, 38 men and 65 women) were examined by the doctor in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff- DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their Para-medical staff. The objective of this health camp was to provide much 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 suffered from fungal infections, Scabies etc. No Cataract patient was 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. Ms Kusum Mishra (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.