1000 smiles Karnataka
Karnataka State Health Department launched 1000 smiles Karnataka programme in 2018 to provide free surgeries and other treatments like speech therapy and orthodontics to poor children below the age of 18. This programme was launched under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram under the National Health Mission. More than 1,000 children with cleft lip, skull and facial deformities were treated under this program since its launch 2 years ago. The government has set the target of completing 5,000 surgeries during 2021-22.
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