Mission Smile, a medical charity organized their first ever inaugural medical mission in ITS Dental College located in Greater Noida to provide free Comprehensive Cleft Care and surgeries to children suffering from Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate and other facial deformities in Delhi NCR. Phoenix Lamps Limited (Formerly known as Halonix Limited) which is the largest manufacturer of Automotive Lighting supported this inaugural Medical Mission.
45 Children and adult in and around Delhi NCR got benefited with safe corrective surgery from this Medical Mission. It has been found that 1 in 700 births in India is a cleft birth and apart from problem in speaking, eating, drinking and malnutrition and low self esteem plagues these children. It is estimated that 1 out of 10 children suffer from infant mortality. This initiative would also encourage many progressive organizations in the region to join hands with us in making Delhi NCR ‘Cleft Free’.