Medical convoy to Osman’s Health Care Unit at October 6 City

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    On Wednesday 1st of March and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, community service committee at Faculty of Medicine , October 6 University organized a medical convoy to a Osman’s health care unit at October 6 City. The convoy comprised almost all medical specialties including, Internal medicine, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Ear- nose and throat (E.N.T), obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics. Group of third and fifth level students (65 students), participated in the convoy under supervision of Prof. Dr. Azza El-Ghareeb the head of community service committee, aiming to demonstrate the main community health problems and their management. The convoy provided diagnosis and treatment for 706 patients, 90 of them were referred to October 6 University hospital for further investigations and  surgical procedures. The students shared in the organization of patients in the clinics and in the diagnosis by taking history and measuring the blood pressure and temperature under staff observation.  Awareness campaigns to the patients and distribution of flyers containing medical information concerning drug abuse, Diabetes, heart and liver diseases were done. The Faculty of Pharmacy shared by supplementing the commonly needed drugs, while the Faculty of computer science statistically analyzed the data.  Questionnaires were distributed by the end of the day to evaluate the patient’s satisfaction who appreciated the work done and they demand more convoys with more specialties including dentistry, orthopedic surgery and dermatology. The students found the convoy a very useful mean of learning and they ask to be involved in the following activity.