Kohima, March 9 (EMN): Smile Train Shija Cleft Project, Mission Nagaland, has announced to organise a free cleft lip and palate surgery programme at Oking Hospital and Research Clinic, Kohima, from March 22 to 24.
The programme would be led by Dr. Kh. Palin, Smile Train partner surgeon. Smile Train Shija Cleft Project, Mission Nagaland, is designed to reach out to the people of Nagaland, who are suffering from cleft lip and palate. It is a collaborative effort of Smile Train Inc., New York, USA, Shija Hospitals, Imphal, and Oking Hospital and Research Clinic, Kohima, towards rendering new smile, new hope and new life to cleft lip and cleft palate patients by rendering absolutely free of cost corrective surgery and financial assistance for food and travelling as well.
A cleft is a separation or gap in the body structure. Two major types of oral or facial clefts are cleft lip (involving the lip) and cleft palate (involving the roof of the mouth or the soft posterior tissue inside the mouth). The minimum eligibility to undergo the operation for cleft lip, patient should be 6 months old and for cleft palate, patient should be 14 months old.
It has appealed to all the politicians, teachers, health workers and social activists to propagate the free treatment package in their respective areas so that those suffering from cleft lip and palate could come forward and avail the free treatment and give them a new lease of life.
The patients should get themselves registered at Oking Hospital and Research Clinic, Kohima, one or two days ahead of the operation for necessary examination. For further information, all concerned are asked to contact the Oking Hospital and Research Clinic, Kohima, on phone nos. 0370-2290080, 9436000494 and Shija Asian Cosmetic Centre, Imphal, on phone nos. 7629076763 and 9436235270.