Shija Hospital brings smile on faces of 29 children
Imphal, April 3 (EMN): More than 600 cleft patients from Nagaland have availed free treatment under Smile Train Shija Cleft Project – Mission Nagaland and still counting.
This was made known during a free mega surgery camp for primary cleft lips and palates (unrepaired cleft lips and palates) held at Oking Hospital & Research Clinic (P) Ltd, in Kohima from March 28 to the 30th.
An official statement informed that a total of 29 children with cleft lip and palate were operated free of cost during the free mega surgery camp under Smile Train India.
An elate Premkumar Takhellambam, deputy manager (business development) of Shija Hospitals and Research Institute (SHRI), stated that it was a blessing for Smile Train Shija Cleft Project-Mission Nagaland to restore smile to those person with cleft lip and palate. He also thanked the Faith Harvest Church for providing free meals to the patients.
Smile Train Shija Cleft Project-Mission Nagaland is an initiative to reach out to the cleft lip and palate patients of Nagaland and give them a new lease of life by rendering absolutely free of cost corrective surgery, free medicine, accommodation and travelling allowance up to a permissible limit.
The team of doctors from Smile Train Shija Cleft Project, Imphal, recently concluded the Mission Nagaland 41st phase. The team was led by Dr. Kh Palin.
The first initiative of Smile Train Shija Cleft Project- Mission Nagaland was formally launched by the chief minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, on January 25, 2007. The second initiative of the project was flagged off by the than Governor of Nagaland, K Sankaranarayanan, on February 11, 2009.
It was a joint initiative of Rotary Club of Imphal and Rotary Club of Kohima.