Techno India Dama Hospital Presents Free Cleft Surgery Facility To Children And Young Adults Of West Bengal

Free Cleft Surgery Facility To Children And Young Adults Of West Bengal

Kolkata: Techno India Dama Hospital, a leading healthcare institution in Kolkata, in collaboration with Mission Smile and Muthoot Pappachan Foundation will conduct a comprehensive Cleft Surgical Camp, providing free cleft surgeries to kids from deserving backgrounds and young adults of West Bengal. The five-day mission will take place between June 26th, 2024 to June 30th, 2024.

The announcement of this noble initiative was made in the presence of Prof. Manoshi Roychowdhury, Co-Chairperson, Techno India Group, Bibil Jacob, Vice President of Muthoot Fincorp Limited, Eminent Plastic Surgeon of East India, Dr Manish Mukul Ghosh, Mr Conrad Dennis, CEO-Mission Smile, Mona Sarkar, CEO, Techno India DAMA Hospital & Dr Sourav Ghosh, Medical Director, Techno India Dama Hospital.

Overall 46500+ free cleft surgeries have been conducted by Mission Smile and 70000+ medical evaluation across India since its inception. 354 patients received free surgeries through Mission Smile last year and overall 7000+ in West Bengal.

The cleft surgical camp will kickstart with the screening of about 100+ patients. Following the screening, the surgeries will be conducted by a highly skilled team of medical experts from various fields, including Plastic Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Anaesthesiology, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Speech Language Pathology and Nursing, coming together from different parts of India.

‘We are extremely happy to host this transformative initiative in partnership with Mission Smile and Muthoot Pappachan Foundation. Our collective goal is to provide free cleft surgeries to those in need and empower them to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives’, said Prof. Manoshi Roychowdhury, Co-Chairperson, Techno India Group.

‘More than 100 cleft procedures are anticipated to be performed during the four-day cleft surgical camp, having a significant influence on the beneficiaries’ and their families’ lives. The programme is a proof of the dedication of all stakeholders involved in bridging the gap between the unfulfilled medical needs of cleft patients of Kolkata’, said Dr Sourav Ghosh, Medical Director, Techno India Dama Hospital.

‘We firmly believe in the power of transformative healthcare initiatives of which corrective surgery for cleft is extremely important. Through the association between Techno India Dama Hospital, Mission Smile and Funded and supported by Muthoot Pappachan Foundation we aim to create a positive impact in the lives of children and young adults in West Bengal, enabling them to embrace their future with confidence and hope’, said Jayanto Narayan Choudhury, Co-Chairman of Mission Smile.

‘Muthoot FInCorp branches in West Bengal, especially in North and South 24 Parganas, Murshidabad, West and East Midnipur, Howrah, Hoogly, Nadia and East/West Bardhaman districts were keen in doing extensive outreach activities to reach out to the families of cleft patients, building confidence in them and bringing them to the hospital to avail surgeries to their kids.  This is seen as one of the selfless and dedicated acts of the Muthoot staff members who normally are into financial services for which they reach out to the common man in their financial requirements and positively change the quality of their lives’, said Bibil Jacob- Vice President, Muthoot FinCorp Ltd.

SMILE PLEASE, is the Pan India Initiative of Muthoot Pappachan Foundation to provide free, safe, compassionate and comprehensive cleft surgeries to kids and youngsters from deserving backgrounds. Started in 2014 from Kerala, in partnership with Mission Smile, the Initiative has touched 13 states and so far has accomplished 2882 successful surgeries across the country. So far 418 kids and youngsters from West Bengal received surgeries through this programme in the last 7 Smile Please Missions at Kolkata. This is going to be the 8th Smile Please Mission at Kolkata as part of this partnership and the second one at Techno India Dama Hospital.

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