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699 MGL Disha Project: FREE HEALTH CAMP IN ANTOP HILL

posted Aug 13, 2019, 9:06 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 13, 2019, 9:06 AM ]
Mumbai, 9-Aug-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a free health check-up camp for the people residing in Vijay Nagar slum in Antop hill. 174 patients (24 children, 50 men and 100 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 (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, Mr. Sam Rushal along with 2 Nurse and 2 Medical Social workers examined the patients during this health camp. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) visited medical camp and personally supervised various activities of the health camp.

The doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients who were anaemic and suffering from fungal infections, Scabies etc. No Cataract patient was identified in this camp. The 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. Shubhash Ambat (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.