Experts and doctors perform free surgery for little patients
(TTH - Portals) - From April 8 to April 18, 2024, Hue Central Hospital and Interplast Association (Interplast organization, the Federal Republic of Germany) organized screening and performed free surgery for children with cleft lips and cleft palate across the country.

There are more than 100 patients from Ho Chi Minh city, Quang Tri province and Thua Thien Hue province register for surgery. They are patients who have at birth cleft lips, cleft palate, bad scars after cleft lips or cleft palate surgery, scars resulted from burning, etc. As planned, about 80 cases will be given surgery till April 18.

According to doctor Tran Xuan Phu – the Vice Director of Odonto Stomatology Center, Hue Central Hospital, children with cleft lips and cleft palate usually face difficulties in their daily life, have their health negatively affected and are unconfident. In Vietnam, the number of patient is twice as many as that observed in other countries. Therefore, joint help is needed to help them integrate into the society. The treatment requires not only time and money, but also the collaboration between families and doctors who specialize in pediatrics, odonto stomatology, plastic surgery, speech therapy, etc.


As planned, about 80 cases will be given surgery

Hue Central Hospital and Interplast Association Germany have been cooperated since 2015. In the last time, the Association cooperated with Hue Central Hospital to perform free surgery for nearly 400 patients who have cleft lips, cleft palate, bad scars after cleft lips or cleft palate surgery, scars resulted from burning, etc.

Having collaborated for 8 years, the free surgery program has become a regular activity which establish a sustainable connection among healthcare staff. Therefore, more and more children are now given free operation, overcome their inferiority and return to their daily life with bright smiles.

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