Ambarnath Bhattacharya, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 13th March 2019 : Mission Smile is an 80G- and FCRA-registered medical charitable trust dedicated to provide free, life-changing surgeries to children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Since 2002, we have provided comprehensive medical evaluations to more than 50,000 cleft patients and have performed free-of-cost surgeries and cleft care to more than 38,000 children and adults suffering from cleft-afflicted deformities. The services have been provided through medical missions (camps), eight outreach centres pan India and our dedicated comprehensive cleft care centre at Guwahati and Kolkata. Medical missions are conducted in various locations across the country to provide free cleft surgeries to the poor and needy patients. Mission Smile has conducted more than 100 medical missions in India till date. Medical and non-medical volunteers from India and abroad come together joining hands for the cause of cleft. More than 900 such volunteers have participated in our medical missions so far.
Kolkata, March 13: Mission Smile, in partnership with Love Without Boundaries, will be conducting free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries on 100 children and young adults of West Bengal from 15 to 21 March 2019, at the Central Hospital of South Eastern Railway (aka BNR Hospital), Garden Reach. This medical mission is being organised to celebrate the completion of our 100th Medical Mission in India. For this mission, 180-plus patients have already been identified. We are expecting to screen over 150 patients on 15 March and conduct the surgeries from 16 March to 20 March 2019. To perform the corrective cleft surgeries through this four-day mission, a team of experts from the field of plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, anaesthesiology, paediatrics, dentistry, speech language pathology and nursing are coming together from various parts of India and abroad.
Love Without Boundaries Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization centred on providing humanitarian aid to orphaned and impoverished children in India, China, Cambodia and Uganda, specifically in the areas of nutrition, medical care, education and connecting orphans with foster care families. It was founded in 2003 by Amy Eldridge after she visited a Chinese orphanage and helped raise money for their medical programmes, and has since grown into a multimillion-dollar charitable foundation impacting the lives of over 50,000 children.
Central Hospital of South Eastern Railway, Garden Reach, Kolkata, is a premier, 303-bed, multidisciplinary, multispecialty tertiary care centre established on 16 April 1963. This is not only a zonal referral hospital but also a referral centre for the Eastern, Metro, North-East Frontier and East Central Railways in certain specialties. The medical director is the overall in-charge of this hospital, and is ably assisted by a committed team of doctors and paramedical staff. Publicity : Niladri Sekhar Ganguly