Medical convoy to Osman Housing

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    On Thursday 25th of October 2018, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of applied medical sciences, Faculty of Dentistry and most of Faculties of  October 6 University carried out a medical convoy to Osman Housing, Health Care Unit at October Six City  in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Giza Rotary . Prof. Dr. Magdy Morshed professor of ophthalmology and parliament member participated in the convoy.  The convoy comprised almost all medical specialties including, Internal medicine, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, (E.N.T), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic, Pediatrics, Dermatology, and Dentistry. Group of the Staff and 58 students from Faculties of Medicine participated in the convoy under supervision of Prof. Dr. Azza El-Ghareeb the Vice Dean of community service and environmental development at Faculty of Medicine.  The convoy provided diagnostic and therapeutic services to 779 patients, 25 of them were referred to October 6 University Teaching Hospital for further investigations and surgical procedures. The students shared in the organization of patients in the clinics. Also, they shared in history taking, measuring the vital signs and distributing awareness flyers about viral hepatitis and  some parasitic diseases and some instructions about analgesic drugs side effects. The Faculty of Pharmacy shared by supplementing the commonly needed drugs.  Faculty of applied medical sciences performed viral hepatitis laboratory tests for 62 persons. Questionnaires were distributed by the participants to assess patient’s satisfaction, who appreciated the work done and demanded for weekly convoys. The students found that the convoy is a very effective mean of learning and they asked to be involved in the following activity.