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628 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Sion Koliwada

posted Jun 22, 2019, 8:27 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 8:27 AM ]
Mumbai, 7-June-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Naik Nagar slum in Sion Koliwada. 103 patients (38 children, 15 men and 50 women) were examined by the medical team in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited. 

Miss Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) visited the medical camp and personally supervised various activities of the health camp. Ms. Basanti Solanki (Staff- DBDS) 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 Nurses 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 patients were identified in this camp.

The volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful in making 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 Deepa Gupta (Part Time Teacher-DBDS) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.