Friday, March 13, 2015


by Daniel Fernandes

MATUNGA-MUMBAI, MARCH 13, 2015: Don Bosco Development Society in association with Greater Mumbai Co-operative Bank, RG Stone Hospital - Khar and Don Bosco Alumni – Matunga Unit, organized and jointly conducted a Medical Health Camp for the marginalized and underprivileged Women of the SHGs from various centres such as Sewri, Dharavi, Kurla, Wadala and Antop hill.

The Medical Health camp was organised on the premises of Don Bosco Provincial House on March 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as a part of the International Women's Day celebration.

The entire Medical Health Camp was done absolutely free of cost without charging any fees from the beneficiaries. The main objective of this event was to create awareness of the killer disease of Cancer as well as the other health related sickness pertaining to excess weight, blood pressure and the likes. A total of 555 women attended this camp and availed of the facilities and benefits. 

The Medical Health Camp began at 10 a.m. on the 7th with an inaugural ceremony that highlighted the objective of conducting the camp, a brief on the various critical illness, cure and treatment and various medical test diagnostic process.

The Medical Health Camp was inaugurated by Fr. Savio Silveira – Executive Director of Don Bosco Development Society along with the dignitaries Mrs. Vaishali Palande – Officer – CRM Cell of Greater Bombay Co-operative Bank and Mr. Kailash Parekh – Secretary of the Don Bosco Alumni – Matunga Unit.

The medical tests that were administered included Diabetes, BP (Blood Pressure) and BMI (Body Mass Index), PAP Smear Test and Gynaec Consultation on their personal problems. The reports of the tests will be delivered within 15 days to the respective persons through DBDS. Free Sonography card for the entire family and free gynaec consultation on the PAP Smear Report on appointment basis has been provided for the benefit of the women who attended the Medical Health Camp.

Free Sonography includes enlarged prostate, kidney stone, gall bladder stone, Hernia, Uterine Fibroid, Ovarian Cyst, and Appendicitis & Piles. Benefits related to income planning, savings and loans were also provided to the benefits of the women present at the camp.

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