SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
“MISSION SMILE” SURGERY CAMP on CLEFT LIP AND PALATE
ORGANISED AT SER CENTRAL HOSPITAL
Kolkata, 17thAugust, 2019:
South Eastern Railway in collaboration with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation, the CSR arm of Muthoot Finance Corporation Ltd. is organizing a free Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate corrective surgery camp for the children and young adults residing in West Bengal at South Eastern Railway Central Hospital, Garden Reach from 16th to 20th August, 2019 under “Mission Smile”.
Mrs. Kaumudi Trivedi, President, South Eastern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation inaugurated this Surgical Camp in presence of Sri Lalit Chandra Trivedi, General Manager, South Eastern Railway. Dr. Rupa Mitra, Medical Director and Dr. Anjana Malhotra, Additional Chief Health Director and eminent Plastic Surgeon of SER Central Hospital along with Dr. Prasanth Kumar Nellickal, Head CSR-Muthoot Pappachan Group were also present at the function.
General Manager, South Eastern Railway, Sri Lalit Chandra Trivedi thanked the team of doctors and volunteers associated with “Mission Smile” for making such noble act a great success. General Manager also said that South Eastern Railway Central Hospital has been fostering this kind of humanitarian programme in collaboration with “Mission Smile” for last few years.
As many as 100 Patients were screened for operation, out of which, 50 patients would be undertaken for Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgeries to bring the children and young adults in normal life without any deformity. A team of medical experts from the fields of Plastic Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Anaesthesiology, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Speech Language Pathology and Nursing across the globe was present at the Camp.
“Mission Smile” is a registered Medical Charitable Trust dedicated to provide free life-changing surgeries to the children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Since 2002, the organization has provided complete medical evaluations to more than 50,000 Cleft Patients and has performed free of cost surgeries and Cleft Care to more than 38,000 Children and adults suffering from Cleft-afflicted deformities. Medical Missions (Camps) are conducted in various locations across the country to provide free Cleft Surgeries to the poor and needy patients. Medical and Non Medical volunteers from India and abroad are joining hands for this noble cause.
South Eastern Railway Central Hospital, Garden Reach, Kolkata is a premier 303 bed, multidisciplinary, multi-specialty tertiary care centre established on April 16th, 1963. This is not only a Zonal referral Hospital but also a referral central for the Eastern Railway, Metro Railway, Kolkata, North East Frontier Railway and East Central Railway in certain specialties. This Hospital is rendering all sorts of support for organizing such benevolent camp year after year for better cause.