Smile Story – KOLKATA MISSION

Then one day, they came to know about Operation Smile India during a local hospital visit with their son. It was like a lifeline for them and they immediately registered their son’s name for the programme. After three months, they were informed that their child was among the lucky few to be selected for operation. After a long journey of 8 hours from their hometown Murshidabad, they arrived at Flemming hospital in Topsia to get their son operated. The worried parents waited anxiously when the surgery was in progress. After a successful operation, when they saw their son with his[…]

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10th Kolkata Medical Mission 9th May- 15th May, 2015

The 10th Kolkata Mission brought together many corporate and their employees to bring Smiles to 100 children. The mission was organized from 9th—15th May, 2015 at Flemming Hospital, Kolkata.    The 10th Kolkata Mission commenced with a curtain raiser – ‘A Mile for Smile’-Walkathon on 3 May, 2015. Ms. Locket Chatterjee, a Bengali film actor and social activist graced the occasion. Mr. Gurbux Singh, world famous Hockey player was the Chief Guest and flagged off the Walkathon from Vivekananda Park. Over hundreds of people including donors, volunteers and  participated in the Walkathon to make it a success and also to create[…]

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Story of the Month, Smile from Noida

The story of Raju, a rickshaw puller from Noida.    Raju Prasad, a 29 years old man from Noida sector 8 was born with cleft lip and Cleft palate. He along with his father pulls rickshaw van everyday to earn livelihood. He never imagined undergoing a surgery to correct his lip. Wherever he went to correct his facial deformity, it came with a price which he could not afford. Then Operation Smile India organized a  medical mission in Noida and his life changed forever. A two hour bus journey was all it took for him to reach the medical mission site at[…]

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Muthoot Papachan Foundation visit to Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre

Dr. Prashant Kumar Nellickal is the CSR Head from Muthoot Papachan Foundation, who are the Corporate Donors of Operation Smile India. With their continuous support and help we have conducted 2 successful missions in Kottayam and Nagercoil. The foundation has also supported surgeries at our Nagercoil centre. He visited our Guwahati Comprehensive cleft Care Centre, to see how this center runs. With their support we have successfully provided smiles to many children who have waited long to get back their smiles. It was a great pleasure for us that he visited our center in Guwahati. Muthoot has championed the cause of cleft[…]

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Nagercoil Mission, January 2015

Recently in the month of January, 2015 we have completed our third medical mission in Nagercoil. With the kind help from Muthoot Papachan Foundation we have been able to provide smiles to 38 children. It has been a great achievement for Operation Smile India to provide surgeries to 38 children who have waited for a long time to get back their smiles. Birthday, a special day in anybody’s life and celebrating it with somebody’s smile is another great achievement. We got a child name Sivayogi Murugan came with his father (Murugan) and mother (Sivagoni) to our Mission Site in Nagercoil for getting[…]

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Tripura Out reach Surgical Camp

TRIPURA OUT REACH SURGICAL CAMP : A team from GC4 conducted 28 surgeries at Tripura out reach Camp this month . The ONGC- Operation Smile India cleft surgery camp at the Tripura Medical College (TMC) Hospital jointly inaugurated by VP Mahawar, Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura and Dr. Sandeep N Mahatme, Mission Director of National Health Mission-Tripura on Thursday. This Cleft Surgery Camp from February 19 – 22, 2015 is being organized by Operation Smile India with ONGC’s support, with the objective of bringing the smiles back to the lives of 30 cleft patients from the state. The infrastructure and[…]

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Difficult Air Week in Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre

A team from Operation Smile Sweden conducts “ Difficult Case week” every year at Operation Smile India, North East Center ( GC4) . Those Cases which are challenging and difficult to intubate get cleft care surgeries . There was exchanging of knowledge sessions , good academic presentations and discussions for these challenging cases with the center Anesthesia Team. This week a total of 16 difficult cases were operated out of which 9 cases had been anticipated difficult intubation and 7 cases were associated with congenital cardiac anomalies spreading 16 more challenging smiles. Thank you Team Sweden with Dr. Chri Cressy ([…]

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SILIGURI, THE LONGEST JOURNEY FOR A NEW LIFE

“The journey has finally begun, now didi will play with me and I will have friends at school”. Minki, sitting by the window in the bus on the way from Malda to Siliguri to attend the surgery centre of Operation Smile India, couldn’t get her eyes off the trees running away. Suddenly she turned to her mother, but before she could start with her queries, she saw tears in her mom’s eyes. Each day since Minki’s birth had been a new journey both for Minki and her mother. At her birth everyone forgot to congratulate her mom as they were[…]

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Successful Mission at Kottayam

  At 8am in the morning there was a short Mission  inaugural ceremony held. Mrs. Remy Thomas Muthoot, CEO, Automotive Divison, Muthoot Pappachan Group and State Chairperson Indian Women Network, Kerala and wife of the Executive Director Mt. Thomas Muthoot graced the occasion with her presence. A short prayer was held at the start, followed by a short speech by Mrs. Muthoot addressed to the team of Operation Smile, staff of the life Brigade Hospital where the mission is being held and the lighting of the traditional lamp.   Mrs. Muthoot also spent some time with our patients in the[…]

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Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre participated in 1st Global Exhibition in Services

The Operation Smile Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre participated in the prestigious 1st Global Exhibition on Services held in Pragati Maidan from April 23-25, 2015. Organised by the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), the exhibition  strived to showcase the best of services available in India with the objective of promoting export of these services to other countries of the world. The sectors in focus were Health, Education, Logistics, Tourism, IT and Infrastructure.   The Exhibition was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri[…]

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