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Problems in Gulbarga

Problems in Gulbarga, a city in the South Indian state of Karnataka, for one of our former funded trainees

The story is about a 2 year old girl, who hails from a near by village Jewargi (population 19000 and she is having a Tessier craniofacial cleft.  When her parents saw her for the first time, they were shocked  to see their daughter, and the worse was that the mother had to leave that ill fated  baby with her mother (grandmother of the baby), as she (mother) was asked by the in-laws to leave her.

The important thing is that the grandmother of the girl is trying hard, but alone what she can do without any  help as she herself is a daily wages worker and she is well  supporting her granddaughter  but she is not the decision maker, to take her to the hospital for the surgery.

Many such cases go un reported. I want to overcome this problem by establishing the Craniofacial Unit in Gulbarga, but at this stage  I would like to appoint an executive who can go deep into the villages to conduct camps, can motivate them, and get them to the hospital. For all these promotional activities I do lack the financial help.

Attaching pictures of the patient

Looking forward for your kind response in this matter to overcome this issue.

Thanking You

Warm Regards

Dr MOHAMMED ASIF ALI ANSARI