We are glad that in April 2016 we had completed medical mission in Vizag. This is our third medical mission in the port city, Vizag. Mission kicked off with an inaugural session with the presence of dignitaries from Muthhoot Pappachan Foundation, Gitam Medical College, Mission Smile and medical and non medical volunteers and international volunteers.
A total of 147 patients were screened at this mission site. All the patients went through various screening stations and 90 patients were found fit for surgery for their Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate and other facial deformities.
Dr. Mani Batra, Field Medical Director and Anesthesia Team Leader guided the Medical volunteer team to provide surgical care to the cleft patients and Dr. Manish Mukul Ghosh was the Surgeon Team Leader. We appreciate the dedicated voluntary service of our medical and non-medical volunteers who came from India and abroad to bring smiles to these needy children. We are glad that our international volunteers Javier (Plastic Surgeon from Columbia), Xuehong Zhao (Recovery Room Nurse, China), Yunping Huang (Anesthesiologist, China) and Sonia (Anesthesiologist, Columbia) came all the way to support us. For their dedicated efforts, we have been able to bring more smiles.
We are grateful to Muthoot Pappachan Foundation for extending their support in bringing Smiles to the unfortunate Cleft children and adults of Southern part of India.
Just like last time, Gitam Medical College was our mission site and we are grateful to them for providing us the hospital premise to carry out screening of the patients and their surgeries.
We thank the entire medical and non-medical volunteers, mission partner Muthoot Pappachan Foundation and partner hospital Gitam Medical College to make this mission successful.