This project is aimed to eradicate facial deformities of cleft patients in order to bring them into main stream of society-largely funded by Smile Train(USA) organization of USA and a few individual and corporate donors.
A team of medical personnel under the stewardship of the Project Director (Prof).Dr.Ram Anupam Tripathy, MDS an eminent maxilla facial surgeon conduct surgery with total dedication and charitable sprit. Surveys indicate still there are about 15000 patients in Odisha yet to be attended. Moreover, every year there is an addition of 300 to 400 such patients. So far 691 surgeries are conducted in BALASORE, BHUBANESWAR AND LANJIGARH and other tribal districts of Orissa.
Millions of children in developing countries are suffering from untreated clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly and aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job.