by Albert Bhandare
MUMBAI, JUNE 28, 2017 : On the occasion of 'International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking', Shelter Don Bosco invited a specialised team of doctors and social workers from the government-run K E M Hospital to conduct an awareness programme on June 27.
Seventy six parents and youth living on the streets of Wadala were present. Doctor Shilpa Adankar, head of the department, enlightened the gathering about the dangers of drug and substance abuse.
Doctor Pranad Joshi and Doctor Amey Aganey, alongside Vasant Sutar and Navnath Ghile, social workers, then discussed ways to overcome drug addiction and prevention of alcoholism and substance use.
The panel of doctors then responded to the queries of the participants. They were also informed about the process of availing of the free services provided by K E M Hospital to combat the menace.
It was an enriching experience for both doctors and participants. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Father Roshan Gonsalves, who also encouraged the parents to be a good example to their children for the sake of their bright future.