Free surgeries offered for cleft palate patients in Thua Thien-Hue

Sixty-two people with cleft palate in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and surrounding localities received free check-ups and surgeries from February 18-28.

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Volunteer doctors and nurses from Germany's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Humanitarian Organisation (Interplast) and the Odonto-Stomatology Centre of Hue Central Hospital conducted the operations.

Director of the Odonto-Stomatology Centre Nguyen Hong Loi said the centre has worked with many foreign doctors to offer free cleft palate surgeries, especially for children.

This was the fourth time Interplast had come to the Hue Central Hospital. Along with providing medicine for 62 patients, the organisation also shared experience with young doctors and nurses of the hospital.

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