Medical convoy to El-Sheikh Zayed Familty Health care Unit at October 6 City

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    On Thursday 14th of December 2017, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Pharmacy October 6 University carried out a medical convoy to El-Sheikh Zayed Familty  Health Care Unit at October Six City  in collaboration with the Ministry of Health . The convoy comprised almost all medical specialties including, Internal medicine, General Surgery, Urology, Ophthalmology, (E.N.T), obstetrics and gynecology, Orthopedic, and pediatrics. Group of the Staff and 48 students from Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy participated in the convoy under supervision of Prof. Dr. Azza El-Ghareeb the head of community service committee at Faculty of Medicine.  The convoy provided diagnostic and therapeutic services to 345 patients, 23 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 some parasitic diseases and some instructions about drugs and cortisol side effects. The Faculty of Pharmacy shared by supplementing the commonly needed drugs.  Dr. Azza El-Ghareeb conducted awareness to the attendant about some parasitic diseases and the importance of hand wash procedure. 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.