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Government Of Assam Health & Family Welfare

Operation Smile

  • Free Surgery for children having cleft palate and lip. Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Assam, NHM and Operation Smile jointly initiated a special drive for Cleft lip and Cleft Palate patients in the year 2009. A critical element towards fulfilling the vision of a 'Cleft Free Assam' is the establishment of a Comprehensive Cleft and Child Care Centre which was set up at the Mohendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital, Guwahati for providing year-round surgical care to patients with cleft deformities. This centre is conceived to be a state-of-the art cleft care centre matching global standards to provide comprehensive care to patients of Assam having the capability of running 6 operating tables simultaneously.

    Target Group of the scheme: Patients living with untreated cleft lips or cleft palates.

    Eligibility for getting Benefits: All cleft lips or Cleft palates people.

    Total 11,860 nos of children having cleft lip has been operated under "Operation Smile" since inception till 14th July 2014.