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Oking announces free treatment for cleft palate conditions

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By EMN Updated: Oct 03, 2019 12:45 am
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Kohima, Oct. 2 (EMN): Oking hospital in Kohima has announced another Smile Train programme, which is a free treatment for cleft lip and cleft palate.
Dr. Kh Palin of Smile Train surgeon, will be available for the Smile Train Shija Cleft Project for Nagaland, from October 15 to the 16th at the Oking Hospital & Research Clinic in Kohima.

A press release from the authorities informed that the Smile Train Shija Cleft Project – Mission Nagaland is designed to reach out to the people of Nagaland who are suffering from cleft lip and palate.

It is a collaborative effort of Smile Train Inc., New York, and Shija Hospitals atImphal and Oking Hospital in Kohima “towards rendering new smiles, new hopes and new lives to cleft lip and cleft palate patients by rendering absolutely free of cost corrective surgery and financial assistance for food and travelling as well,” the press release stated.

A cleft is a separation or gap in the body structure. Two major types of oral or facial clefts are cleft lip (involving the lip) and cleft palate (involving the roof of the mouth or the soft posterior tissue inside the mouth). Cleft Lip should be corrected at 6 months and Cleft Palate at 14 months to offer the best results, the press release stated.

“All the politicians, teachers, health workers and social activists are earnestly appealed to propagate this free treatment package in their respective areas so that those suffering from cleft lip and palate can come forward and avail of the free treatment and give them a new lease of life.”

Patients are urged to registerat Oking Hospital one or two days ahead of the operation for necessary examination. For further information, they may call Oking Hospital in Kohima at 0370-2290080, 9436000494, or Shija Asian Cosmetic Centre in Imphal at 7629076763 or 9436235270, the organisers stated.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 03, 2019 12:45:04 am