ICLAPA organizes free medical camp to treat cleft lip patients

Islamabad—The Islamabad Cleft Lip and Plate Association (ICLAPA) on Saturday organized free medical camp in the federal capital during which a number of Cleft lip or cleft palate kids were operated.
A group of Pakistani doctors on volunteer basis conducted the surgery of Cleft lip children. President of ICLAPA M. Aftab said that such medical facilities are being provided to affected children on regular basis, enabling them to live a normal life.
M. Aftab said that the Association has also decided to build a specialized hospital for the general treatment of children along with post-care health facilities. Its construction work could be started as soon as they get a proper piece of land. A committee has been formed to acquire the land as a donation or on reasonable payment, he added.
The President ICLAPA said that it is engaged in this task for last many years. He said that ICLAPA also offers services, such as instructing mothers as how to feed newborns with cleft lips and cleft palate, besides providing speech therapy and dental treatment of patients.
It was also trying to create awareness among the general public about these congenital defects. He hoped that well-to-do people will come forward to support the organization to serve ailing humanity. The Association comprises a group of volunteers working for this noble cause.
The plastic surgery camp examines and treats registered patients from all regions of Pakistan. The registration is carried out all around the year. The experts regularly check previously operated and treated patients.
In Islamabad, the free camp is organized at the residence of Association’s Focal person Prof. Mrs. Farhat Akhtar Rehman (House No. 07, street 13, F-8/3). Contact numbers: 051-2251276, 0333-5157676.
It may be mentioned here that out of every 530 live births, one Pakistani child is born with a cleft lip or a left palate, or both who could be cured with timely proper care.—INP

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