Operation Smile India is a registered non-profit medical charity dedicated to provide free comprehensive life-changing reconstructive surgeries to children and young adults suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities in India. Till date Operation Smile India has conducted free medical evaluation for more than 35,000 patients, providing free corrective surgeries to more than 23,000 patients.
Their Delivery Models:
Missions are the primary mode of intervention and though they are short term, they are effective as large numbers of patients are given medical assessments and receive surgeries in a particular areas. A location is chosen and volunteers from India and abroad spend 10 days making it possible to conduct medical evaluation and surgeries, followed by a post–operation check-up. Till date Operation Smile India has conducted 70 missions in India.
Out Reach Centres:
Operation Smile India has Outreach Centres in various parts of India which provide year-round free reconstructive surgeries to children and young adults who suffer from cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. The Outreach Centre facilities include operating and recovery rooms as well as rooms for medical, dental, speech therapy and parental and patient consultations. These Centres also serve as education and training facilities for medical professionals in the region.
Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre:
The Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre was set up in 2011 in Guwahati, Assam in association with the Government of Assam, National Health Mission Assam, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust & Allied Trusts and BUPA International. Its facilities include operating and recovery rooms as well as rooms for medical, dental, speech therapy and parental and patient consultations.
Corporate/Contact Address: 201/202, Windfall, Sahar Plaza, Mathuradas Vasanji Road, J.B. Nagar Andheri (East) Mumbai -400 059.