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Friday, January 22, 2010

National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to conduct free operation for deformed children

Special Correspondent
SILCHAR, Jan 22: Cachar district unit of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has decided to conduct free surgery for correcting the deformity of lips and faces of children of different villages. The decision was taken at a meeting of health workers organized by Cachar district NRHM on Wednesday. Dr Ajit Kumar Bhattacharya addressing the Asha workers said that the operations in various places of Assam organized by the Health and Family Welfare Department of the State in coordination with NGO Smile have been quite successful in giving a smile to the deformed children. He added that the process for such operation in Cachar has begun and will continue till January 24. Parents and guardians of unfortunate children have been advised to contact their nearest health mission centre or Asha worker or facilitator for necessary guidance. Others present at the meeting included Welfare Officer of the subdivisional wing of backward and tribal people Jesicca Lalsim. THE SENTINEL

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