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US project to bring smiles on patients' face in India

A US based organisation has started a project under which people suffering from cleft lip and plate, will be provided free surgery.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2006 01:04 IST

In an effort to bring smile back on the face of persons suffering from cleft lip and plate, an America-based charitable organisation has started a project under which the affected people will be provided free surgery.

"The project 'Smile Train' has been functioning in a local Regency Hospital and over 100 operations have been performed since March," a senior plastic and cosmetic surgeon and in charge of the project Dr SK Gulati said on Tuesday.

He said a number of patients, mostly children suffering from the disorder, have been operated so far.

People from nearby areas like Dehat, Unnao, Kannauj Fatehpur, Banda, Hamirpur and Jalaun are also coming for the surgery, said Dr Atul Kapoor, Managing Director of Regency Hospital.