1404 DBDS-AXA Project: Health Check-up Camps and Health Awareness Sessions

Pune, October 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) held two Health Check-up camps for slum dwellers under the aegis of COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Work Project supported by AXA Business Services.

Breast Cancer check-up and Health check-up camp was held on 9th October 2021. 74 women from the slums of Pune City underwent free Gynaecological check-up and 48 women underwent free Breast Cancer Check-up held in Don Bosco Koregaon Park premises. Ms Asha Gaikwad (Technical Assistant) conducted the thermal mammography examination on 36 women. One woman was found to be suspected of cancer and was suggested to undergo sonography. Dr.Jayashree Alkunte examined the patients. Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from, Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, menstrual irregularities, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections and anaemia.

ENT check-up camp was held on 26th October 2021 for the residents of Indira Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 66 (32 women, 02 Male and 32 child) people were examined by the medical team in this camp. Dr. Suresh Sid (ENT Specialist), Dr. Pratima Kale (General Physician) and team examined the patients in this camp. All patients were examined and treated for Ear, Nose and Throat ailments.