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848 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Antop Hill

posted Nov 15, 2019, 9:09 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 9:10 AM ]
Mumbai, 9-Nov-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Mumbai, organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Gulshan-e-Bagdad slum in Antop Hill. 143 patients (37 children, 55 men and 51 women) were examined 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, Dr. Shaheena Shaikh, Mr. Sam and Dr. Anand along with 4 Nurses and 4 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 infection.

The DBDS staff and volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful in making all the 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 beneficiaries. Local people were very happy with this health camp and praised the efforts of Mahanagar Gas Limited. Mr. Arif Khan (Volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.