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804 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Antop Hill

posted Oct 16, 2019, 8:56 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Oct 16, 2019, 8:56 AM ]
Mumbai, 11-Oct-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Mumbai, organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Koyala Galli slum in Antop Hill. 140 patients (30 children, 21 men and 89 women) were examined by the doctors in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) visited medical camp and personally supervised various activities of the health camp. 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. Abhishek Jandade, Mr. Pramod Bhadavalkar Dr. Shaheena Shaikh and Mr.Sam Rushal along with 3 Nurses and 4 Medical Social Workers from Seven Hill Hospital and Spectrum Laboratory 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. 4 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. Rajesh Gupta (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.