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Operation Smile comes to Rio with 100 spaces for surgery

Patients are expected throughout the Southeast. Challenge is to convene stakeholders within the state

 
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Foto: Mauricio Bazílio/SECOM RJ
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Is expected to be made about 100 free corrective surgeries in children and adults with cleft lip and / or cleft palate Volunteers involved in humanitarian program of the Rio de Janeiro come from various regions of Brazil and other countries
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Is expected to be made about 100 free corrective surgeries in children and adults with cleft lip and / or cleft palate
Volunteers involved in humanitarian program of the Rio de Janeiro come from various regions of Brazil and other countries

The NGO Operation Smile performs more a humanitarian mission gathering around 80 medical volunteers to help people with facial deformities who live excluded from society. The team will be in Rio de Janeiro for 10 days. The forecast is to be made about 100 free corrective surgeries in children and adults with cleft lip and / or cleft palate. Patient selection takes place on 8 and 9 October, from 8am, Polyclinic Piquet Carneiro (Av Marechal Rondon, 381, St. Francis Xavier). Surgeries will be held between 12 and 16 October at the Pedro Ernesto University Hospital (Avenue September 28, 77, Vila Isabel).

To participate in the selection, it is not necessary to register in advance, just come to the location indicated in the days leading identification documents and also the patient's responsibility. If so, the patient should also bring recent blood tests (carried out for six months or less). Who resides outside the municipality may request free hosting for the period on the day of screening.

"The concern of Operation Smile in the world is performing a humanitarian program quality. We welcome people who need help and want you to feel welcomed. Beyond We want quality treatment these people have access to complementary treatments and renew their hopes . Our goal is to complete the reintegration of that person, "says Luciana Garcia, national coordinator of the NGO humanitarian programs.

Volunteers involved in the humanitarian program of the Rio de Janeiro come from various regions of Brazil and other countries. Many of them are references in their areas of atuaçãom belong to different specialties such as plastic surgery, nursing, anesthesia, psychology, orthodontics, speech therapy, pediatrics, among others.

"The idea is to operate and train local centers. Children are not met will be routed to the local public service, reaching the population with more permanent results," emphasizes the anesthesiologist Roberto Freire, medical director of Operation Smile.

This is the fifth time that the NGO comes to Rio, adding more than nine thousand queries over a thousand patients in the tasks performed. About 400 people were operated and more than 700 surgical procedures were performed during the humanitarian programs in the city.

Source: SECRETARIA DE SAUDE DO RJ
   Palavras-chave:   Operation Smile    Facial deformities    Cleft lip    Cleft palate humanitarian mission    Health   
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