Free surgeries for poor kids with deformities

A team of 30 pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and anesthesiologists, from across the world, will converge in the City, at Sparsh Hospital, as part of Sparsh Vachana, to perform free surgeries on 200 children suffering from deformities, hailing from humble financial backgrounds.

Those with club feet, dislocated hips, spine deformities, cerebral palsy and post burn contracture will be treated. Announcing this, Sparsh Hospital Chairman & Orthopaedic Service Chief Dr Sharan Shivraj Patil said, prior appointments have to be taken and patients will be selected during the screening camp from October 21 to 23, and that treatment and follow-up would take a year’s time.

In addition, medical and food expenses would be taken care of by the hospital for the chosen 200. According to Patil, cerebral palsy was one of the most common problems. This, if identified, at an earlier stage, could be treated as it was congenital, he said.  

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