The Rotaract club of Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai has completed 50 years of service since It’s establishment in 1971. This year the theme of the club is, TRANSFORM TO PERFORM. The primary agenda of the club is providing community service to those in need. The services provided by the club include dental screening in the form of checkup camps. Besides this there are fun related activities as well organised for the members of the club which are students of GDC and H Mumbai. The core organising team comprises of 35 students under the leadership of the President Taikhum Palgharwala and Secretary Soumya Yadav and guidance of Dean Dr. Dimple Padawe as the club advisor.
Some of the events undertaken under such an able leader ship are:
A Covid-19 vaccination Drive was conducted in GDC&H, Mumbai with the aim of promoting awareness among people about the importance of vaccination in testing times.
A club service event of Treasure hunt was organized by RCGDC. A total of 11 teams participated and had to stroll across Fort, to complete the hunt and be declared as the winner.
Dental Check Up Camp: Malad
A dental check up camp was organised through Rotaract Club of Government Dental college and hospital at Desire Society, an orphanage in Chincholi Bunder, Malad(W). The organization focuses on disadvantaged children emphasizing on HIV+ve victims, children abandoned by one or both parents, children of sex workers, truck drivers and children who have been abused and belong to poor socio economic conditions.
Dental Check Up Camp: Dharavi
NESH oraganised a dental camp at Dharavi which was conducted by Rotaract club of GDC with the primary objective of imparting awareness regarding oral health care need amongst people of dharavi.A total of 156 adult patients along with approximately 50 children reported for the check up which was three fold of the expected.
Sanitary Pads Distribution Drive
RCGDC in collaboration with 9 other Rotaract clubs from Mumbai distributed 200 sanitary pads to tribal women and girls and counselled them on its use, advantages and disposal method in Jogeshwari and Marol.
A multiphase clothes donation
A multiphase clothes donation drive was organised initiated by RCGDC and in collaboration with various other NGOs across the city.
Workshop organised on Exfoliative cytology
On March 11, A workshop was organised on Exfoliative cytology by the department of Oral pathology in collaboration with RCGDC , a total of 55 students participated.
Chunabhatti Dental Camp
CHUNABHATTI DENTAL CAMP was organised on 17/4/22 in collaboration with IDA Mumbai branch. Children were educated on importance of oral hygiene and the volunteers distributed oral hygiene kits
Treatment oriented dental camp
On 13th March, RCGDC visited ADMC, Talwada for a treatment oriented dental camp for the villagers, here extractions and scaling and medications were prescribed.