4th Free Cleft Surgery Mission in Puducherry Gifts 48 Smiles - Mission Smile

Our Mission in Puducherry was organized in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation (CSR arm of Muthoot Fincorp Ltd.), between 24th -27th February at New Medical Centre, Puducherry to deliver free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to the children and young adults of Puducherry & Tamil Nadu.  This was the fourth consecutive time that New Medical Centre in Puducherry associated with us to help the cleft afflicted children and young adults of the region.

Total 48 cleft rectification surgeries were conducted during the four-day comprehensive surgical cleft camp (mission). The Puducherry mission team included plastic surgeons, oral & maxillofacial surgeons, anesthesiologists, paediatrists, dentists, speech and language specialists, pathologists and nurses who participated from across the globe.

Earlier cleft awareness campaigns were organized in the districts of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu through Muthoot Fincorp branches. Cleft patients were identified and screened for the Puducherry mission and were given free transportation, food, accommodation, medical examination, surgery and medicines. After the surgeries, the patients were also provided with free post-operative care.

As a build-up to the Mission in Puducherry, we organized a press-meet on 8th February in Puducherry. It turned out to be a very successful one. Leading print and electronic media channels from Puducherry region covered our press-meet.


We sincerely thank all our partners, well-wishers, contributors, volunteers, and above all the New Medical Centre hospital authority for their outright support throughout this mission.

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