by Father Rolvin D'Mello
MUMBAI, MAY 8, 2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Chinchwad organised a free health camp on May 5, under the Women Empowerment project supported by AXA Business Services. Nearly 200 underprivileged women and children were examined by a team of doctors and para-medic staff from Aundh hospital.
The health camp was held in Vidya Nagar slum in Chinchwad. All the beneficiaries were from poor and needy families who cannot afford private health care services.
Doctor Suraj Gaikwad - physician, Doctor Deshpande – paediatrician, Doctor Mane and Doctor A L Doshi - ophthalmologists along with 12 nurses, one medical social worker and five lab technicians examined the patients at the camp.
Vibhawari Kamble, social worker – DBDS said, " Our effort is to improve the health indicators and environment in the slum communities under this project."
"No major illnesses were found but there are cases of anemia, cough, cold, migraine, worms in children, joint's pain, etc. Free medicines were distributed and people with serious illness were referred to Aundh hospital for further treatment.