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649 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Antop Hill Slum

posted Jul 17, 2019, 7:09 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 17, 2019, 7:10 AM ]
Mumbai, 22-June-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Vijay Nagar slum in Antop Hill area. 146 patients (17 children, 25 men and 104 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. Akila Ansari (DBDS-Staff) 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. 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. Jateen Khan, Mr. Ramesh Shelke along with 3 Nurse and 2 Medical Social workers from Fortis Hospital, Mulund 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 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. Mr. Eknath Pawar (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks.