70th Free Multidisciplinary Child Care Camp For Children With Disability & Mental Health Problems

    Report on 70th FREE Multidisciplinary Child Care Camp for Children with Disability and Mental health problems

    Date: 17th February 2019

    Venue: Spandan Holistic Mother – and – Child Care Hospital, Deonar


    1. M.B. Barvalia Foundation, since its establishment, has been catering health services to the community, especially women from low social strata and children with disabilities and mental health problems. On 17th February 2019, M. B. Barvalia Foundation organized 70th FREE Multidisciplinary Child Care Camp at Spandan Holistic Mother and Child Care Hospital, Deonar Municipal Colony, Govandi. 

    Event Details

    Camp commenced at 9.30 am. with registration procedure after lamp lighting by chief guests & delegates which included Mr. Mahesh Bhai Gandhi (Industrialist and social worker), Yogesh Zaveri (Ex-President Rotary Club Ghatkopar), Mr. Arjun Khandelwal (Co-founder Samanvay Foundation), B. K. Pramilaben, B. K. Dr. Jaiswal and Sandeep Jain (an entrepreneur and a philanthropist).

    The child care camp saw a footfall of 98 children suffering from disabilities like Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, ADHD, Slow Learners, Learning Disability, Epilepsy etc. Children patients were screened by Homoeopathic Doctors right after the registration. Further, they were sent to the appropriate consultants and specialists for evaluation. 

    Children with behavioral problem & education difficulties were screened & evaluated by clinical psychology team under guidance of Dr. Purnima Thacker and Ms. Geeta Behera.

    Psychotherapist Dr. Taral Parekh evaluated the children with their behavioural issues.

    Children with physical disabilities were examined by Paediatric Surgeon Dr. Hemangi R. Athawale, Paediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Mudit Shah and appropriate physiotherapy was also provided.

    Children with educational difficulties were evaluated by special educators by Mrs. Ajanta Iyer, Mrs. Deepmala Nikam and Mr. Suresh Maruti Narbhat while sensory issues were tackled by occupational therapist.

    Ms. Moni Shukla evaluated children with speech difficulty & guided about further treatment.

    Dr. Rekha Udani examined infant children & explained importance of nutrition, vaccine to parents. Also guided other children’s, parents for further treatment.

    Clinical Psychologist Ms. Anita Chitre accompanied by 6 students from MIT university provided psychological counselling.

    At 11.00 am, inauguration of the campaign was done by our chief guest Mr. Maheshbhai Gandhi, an industrialist and a social worker, by lightning the lamp, which was supported by various guests of honour like B. K. Pramilaben, B. K. Dr. Jaiswal, Shree Sandip Jain, Mr. Arjun Khandelwal (Co-founder Samanvay Foundation), Dr. Praful Barvalia (Chairman, Barvalia Foundation & Spandan Institute), Shree Anil Barvalia, Dr. Mrs. Alka Barvalia and other eminent dignitaries. Mr. Gandhi appreciated the foundation’s efforts and the help it provides to the society at large by organizing such camps. He further requested the crowd to continue to support the noble cause. The Chairman of the foundation, Dr. Praful Barvalia informed about the number of children with Autism who have been rehabilitated in mainstream and also felicitated 6 children who cleared SSC in spite of this disability and a past student of Spandan who successfully finished his graduation. He also mentioned about the expansion plan of the organization of setting up a super-specialty operation theatre, neuro muscular rehabilitation center as well as advanced therapy centres like aqua therapy and sensory park for children in 2019.

    The team of ‘Doctors for You’ – Ashrandra Kumar, Manisha Mhatre, Usha Rayappa Jananvaru, Rabiya Sayyed, Naina Jadhav, Nikita Kasbe and Sadaf Shaikh, provided malnutrition screening and nutritional counselling. They also advised parents about de worming and soaps and hand washing techniques. 

    We joined hands with ALIMCO, a Govt. of India Undertaking organization which works with an objective of benefitting the persons with disability to the maximum extent possible.  The Corporation produces 355 different types of quality aids and appliances required by orthopedically, visually & hearing handicapped. During the camp, 44 children were benefitted by registering with ALIMCO to receive respective mobility aids.

    Mr. Suresh from Janta Seva Kendra, Authorised Common Service Centre, also visited the camp and provided his valuable services. He was very enthusiastic with the execution of the camp and also expressed his interest to collaborate with Spandan for upcoming projects.

    For the last 20 years, M. B. Barvalia foundation has been servicing the community and conducting free camps for underprivileged people. These camps have brought out a number of special children from slum areas who had never received any kind of intervention or evaluation.

    Name of Experts


    Clinical Psychologist

    Dr. Purnima Thacker

    Ms. Geeta Behera

    Ms. Anita Chitre along with

        Darshita Salian

            Sanchi Agarwal

            Vaibhavi Bafna

            Rujusmitaa Panicker

            Neha Joshi

            Anagha Kulkarni


    Ms. Taral SK Parekh 


    Dr. Dharav Shah

    Homeopaths – Consultant

    Dr. Praful Barvalia

    Dr. Alka Barvalia

    Dr. Shankar Chawla

    Homeopaths – Supervisor

    Dr. Chhaya Ladha

    Dr. Rahul Suryavanshi

    Dr. Bishnoo Behera


    Dr. Nrupen S Bhutkar

    Dr. Piyush Oza

    Dr. Samir Chaukkar


    Dr. Madhukar Trivedi

    Dr. Prachi Barvalia Mehta

    Ophthalmic Surgeon

    Dr. Mit Mehta


    Dr. Sneha Lade


    Dr. Rekha Udani 

    Paediatric Surgeon

    Dr. Hemangi R Athawale

    Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Dr. Mudit Shah & colleagues

    Plastic Surgeon

    Dr. Vicky Jain

    Special Educator

    Mrs. Ajanta Iyer

    Mrs. Sudha Shetty 

    Mrs. Deepmala Nikam

    Mrs. Sujata Shrivastava

    Mr. Suresh Maruti Narbat


    Care of Dr. Mihir Mehar

    Occupational Therapist

    Ms. Sangeeta Mayekar

    Speech Therapist

    Ms. Moni Shukla 

    Genetic Expert

    Dr. Anjali Sabnis

    Yoga Therapist 

    Dr. Alka Barvalia


    Dr. Hemangi Karmarkar

    ALIMCO Team 

    Mr. Sanjoy Mandal

    Mr. Kamlesh Yadav

    Mr. Pradeep Pal

    Mr. Arvind Pal

    Mr. Ram Singh

    Doctors For You

    Mr. Ashrandra Kumar

    Ms. Manisha Mhatre

    Ms. Usha Rayappa Jananvaru

    Ms. Rabiya Sayyed

    Ms. Naina Jadhav

    Ms. Nikita Kasbe

    Ms. Sadaf Shaikh

    Homoeopathic Doctors from YMT Homoeopathic Medical College

    Dr. Bhawna Madan

    Dr. Varsha Jogdand

    Dr. Sharada Bhatt

    Dr. Sohail Khan

    Dr. Prajot Parmar

    Dr. Karan Pawar

    Dr. Sneha Lade


    Mr. Mayank Lakhotia

    Ms. Nidhi Shetty

    Volunteers & Resources

    Mr. Rahul Jainer

    Mr. Dinesh Danani

    Mr. Hiten Lathia

    Mr. Anil Barvalia

    Mrs. Sejal Barvalia

    Mr. Kevin Maru

    Mr. Karan Barvalia


    Dr. Rehmat Khan

    Mr. Vilas Pitale

    Ms. Shehnaaz Shaikh

    Ms. Jyoti Kamble

    Mrs. Alka Kamble

    Mrs. Manisha Lanjekar

    Mrs. Shobha Bhosle

    Mrs. Deepali Juvatkar

    Mrs. Manisha Bhalerao