by Father Rolvin D'Mello
PUNE, MAY 27, 2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organised a free health camp in Pune on May 24, under the Women Empowerment Project supported by Manos Unidas, Spain for the people of Tadiwala road slum in the city.
Over 150 patients all from the slums were examined by a team of doctors and para-medic staff from Aundh hospital. Doctor Suraj Gaikwad - physician, Doctor Deshpande - paediatrician, Doctor Sneha Ansari- ophthalmologist, Doctor Nilofer - gynaecologist, Doctor Munde - medical officer along with a number of staff examined the patients at the camp.
Rita Jadhav, staff - DBDS said, "Along with holding a free health camp we are also trying to change the health care seeking behaviour of women through education."
"No major illnesses were found but there are cases of anemia, cough, cold, worms in children, joints pain, low blood pressure," Doctor Munde said.
Free medicines were distributed and people with serious illness were referred to Aundh Hospital. Ranjana Pandit, DBDS co-ordinator of the project said, "This was our first health camp in this slum and we got a good response and co-operation from the people."