Rotary Club conducts free cleft lip and palate camps for a year

9:26 PM, Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
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Mangalore : Rotary International District 3180 collaborate with AJ Hospital and Research Centre, Unity Hospital, and Kshema Hospital is conducting free cleft lip and palate camps in Mysore, Chamarajnagar, Hassan, Kodagu, Udupi, Shimoga, and DK as part of its community service programme for 2010 – 11.
The year-long project will be inaugurated on Aug 7, Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Conference Hall of AJ Hospital and Research Centre by Rtn. Jnana Vasantha Shetty, the governor of Rotary District 3180; Shri A. J. Shetty, the president of the AJ Group of Institutions, who will be the chief guest; and Shri B. Ashok Hegde, the general manager of Karnataka Bank, who will be the guest of honor. Chairman of Rotary District Community Service Dr. K. Mohandas Bhandary will preside over the programme.
Cleft lip and palate, which is a congenital deformity, not only disfigures the face, but also hinders speech, hearing, and teething, thus affecting the social, psychological, and physical development of the child. Unfortunately, 14 lakh children in India suffer from this deformity. Plastic surgery, done at an early age, can effectively solve this problem.
The medical teams of AJ Hospital and Research Centre, Unity Hospital, and Kshema Hospital will perform these surgeries totally free of cost. Besides free surgery, the patients will receive free food, free accommodation, and Rs. 500 toward travelling charges.


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