SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
CLEFT LIP AND PALATE SURGERY CAMP ORGANISED
AT SER CENTRAL HOSPITAL UNDER ‘’MISSION SMILE’’
Kolkata, 7th February, 2020:
South Eastern Railway in assistance with Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) is organizing a Free Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Surgery Camp for the children who are born cleft & to repair their common birth defects at South Eastern Railway Central Hospital, Garden Reach from 7th to 10th February, 2020 under “Mission Smile”, a Medical Charitable Trust active for this kind of surgeries. This is the 11th‘Mission Smile’ camp in this hospital and the 108th in the country.
Sri Sanjay Kumar Mohanty, General Manager, South Eastern Railway inaugurated the Surgery Camp in presence of a group of expert doctors , paramedical staff, trained nurses and volunteers from all over theworld. Dr. B K Sethi, Principal Chief Medical Director, South Eastern Railway and other Senior Doctors and Principal Officers attended the programme. Dr. Anjana Malhotra, Additional Chief Health Director and an eminent Plastic Surgeon of SER Central Hospital has taken the lead to success this noble cause. This apart, a team of experts from the field of Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Dentists, Speech Language, Pathology etc. are actively participating to help the mission.
General Manager, South Eastern Railway while inaugurating the surgery camp 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 and will extend all sorts of help in coming days too.
As many as 150 patients were screened for operation, out of which, 120 patients would be undertaken for Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgeries to bring the children in normal life without any deformity. Children born with cleft lip and cleft palate are facing a number of emotional and social difficulties both for parents and children. Cleft lip and palate repair is being performed to improve the child patients ability to speak and hear properly and the children feel more comfortable with their appearance.
South Eastern Railway Central Hospital, Garden Reach, Kolkata is a premier 303 bed, multidisciplinary, multi-specialty tertiary care centre. This is not only a Zonal Referral Hospital but also a referral centre for the Eastern Railway, Metro Railway, 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 causes.