Thursday, February 16, 2017

BIS #5058 FREE HEALTH CHECK-UPS FOR THE POOR

by Father Rolvin D'Mello

 

CHINCHWAD, FEB 16, 2017: One hundred and seven women and children from the Phulenagar slum in Chinchwad availed of a free Health Camp organised by Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) and supported by AXA Business Services on February 12.

 

The camp was held in collaboration with doctors and their team from Lokmanya Medical College. The beneficiaries were from poor and needy families of the slums who could not afford private health care services. Doctor Amruta Bakshi and Doctor Vijyalaxmi Sawant along with other junior doctors, interns and a qualified team examined the people during the camp.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, skin ailments, menstrual irregularities, respiratory illnesses like cough, cold, migraine, gastric problems, worms in children, calcium deficiency, joints pain were identified, examined and treated. Some patients were even referred to Lokmanya hospital for further treatment.

 

The beneficiaries were extremely grateful to Don Bosco, AXA and Lokmanya Medical College for the opportunity given to them. 

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