A non governmental organization known as Cleft and Facial Deformity Foundation (CFDF) in conjunction with TY Danjuma Foundation has began free surgical operation for people with cleft and facial problems in Taraba.
The free medical programme was put in place in the last five years to take care of the less privileged who cannot afford the high cost of surgical treatment in the hospitals.
The voluntary medical team were in Taraba, the state capital to carry out the free surgical treatment for those who have different cases of deformities.
Speaking, the chief medical director of the Taraba State Specialist Hospital, Dr Joel Remande lauded the collaborative effort of the foundations in embarking on the humanitarian services to the people of the state.
Earlier, the team leader, Dr. Seidu Bello said facial deformity are in different categories: locked jaw, facial clefts and facial tumour.
He stressed that all these endeformities have some things in common such as stigmatisation, decimation of children’s potential, societal dislocation and children out of school syndrome.
He said that the foundation is not relenting in sensitizing Nigerians about the scourge of the deformity and disease as well as promotion of well based research on the curative measures to tackle the the scourge.