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621 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Sion-Koliwada

posted May 29, 2019, 9:43 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 29, 2019, 9:43 AM ]
Mumbai, 18-May-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health check-up and eye check-up camp for the citizens residing in Panchasheel Nagar slum in Sion Koliwada. 136 patients (44 children, 30 men and 62 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. Basanti Solanki (Staff - DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their Para-medical staff. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) visited medical camp and personally supervised various activities of the health camp. Dr Abhishek Jandade, Mr. Pramod Bhadavalkar and their team from Seven Hill Hospital examined the patients. Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Sugar, Blood Pressure, Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, menstrual irregularities, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections, vision problem and anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire.

The doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients who were anaemic and suffering from fungal infections and 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. Ms. Anita Gupta (Teacher-DBDS) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.