Mission Smile has created a Unique Public Private Partnerships of this magnitude in the world, in collaboration with the Government of Assam and National Health Mission, Tata Trust and Allied Trusts, Max BUPA towards creating a ‘Cleft Free’ Assam & North East India.
On February 2011, the state- of- art facility was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri. Tarun Gogoi, in the presence of the Hon’ble Ex- Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Hemanta Biswa Sarma and Shri Ranjit Barthakur ( Imm. Past Chairman Mission Smile).
^ Mission Smile undertakes medical missions throughout India and North East to identify needy cleft children for corrective surgeries. Special screening camps are organized to select cleft children for life changing surgeries. We select patients form our screening camps undergoing medical tests to judge their fitness for surgeries. Especially we also provide free dental care and speech therapy who need teeth alignment and also provide free nutritional care to the children suffering from nutrition problem.
Since 2011, more than 16,000 safe corrective surgeries have been conducted by the centre. It has become a centre of excellence in Comprehensive Cleft Care not only in India but also in the world.
Apart from over the time, PSUs like NHPC, NEEPCO, ONGC, NTPC have supported this initiative of the government. It has been acclaimed by Shri. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ex- Health Minister, Government of India as a model to be replicated by other states too.