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712 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp for Slum Residents

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:25 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:26 AM ]
Mumbai, 12-August-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a free health camp for the people residing in Chirag Nagar slum in Ghatkoper (West). 145 patients (24 children, 39 men and 82 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. Zarina Khan (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 along with 2 Nurses and 2 Medical Social workers examined the patients during this health camp. After the examination the doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients who were anaemic and suffering from fungal infections, Scabies, etc.

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. Rashida Khatoon (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.