'6000 surgeries in a decade'

Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, director of the institute Dr Vikram Shetty informed that the institute gives completely free treatment for cleft palate, bone grafting, rhinoplasty, orthognathic surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, correction of bone deformities etc, especially to the poorer sections of the society. The institute has accomplished more than 300 cosmetic surgeries as well with the help of Cleft Children International (CCI).

Chancellor of Nitte University N Vinaya Hegde informed that the institute is also planning to provide educational facilities to children who are undergoing various stages of treatment.

President of CCI Dr Hermann Sailer in his address gave a detailed presentation of various deformities and the steps taken to correct them.

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