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652 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp for the Slum Residents

posted Jul 17, 2019, 7:29 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 17, 2019, 7:29 AM ]
Mumbai, 12-July-2019:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health camp for the women and children residing in Taddev Narayan Nagar slum in Ghatkoper (West). 205 patients (53 children, 37 men and 115 women) were examined by the doctor in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

The objective of this health camp was to provide needed medical care to patients. Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff-DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their Para-medical staff. Patients were screened for anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire. Dr Dinesh Badani, Dr. Smita Trivedi 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 suffering from skin infections.

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. Tahera Chaudhari (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.