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654 MGL DISHA PROJECT: FREE HEALTH CAMP IN WADALA (EAST)

posted Jul 17, 2019, 8:11 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 17, 2019, 8:11 AM ]
Mumbai, 13-July-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Gate No. 4 slum in Wadala. 154 patients (11 children, 38 men and 105 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. 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. Tejes Kamble, Dr. Shaheena Shaikh and Mr. Sam Rushal along with 3 Nurses 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 suffering from skin diseases. 6 Cataract patients were identified in this camp who referred to Bacchu Ali eye hospital for treatment.

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. Sawal Hamid Shaikh (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.