BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 28 (PIA) – At least 18 cleft lip and palate here are undergoing free surgical treatment at the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital (NVPH) in this town.
The free surgical services was given by the Alpha Phi Omega–Brotherhood of Sweet Smiles (APO-BOSS) in partnership with the provincial government and Pugad Lawin.
Dr. Edwin Galapon, provincial health officer, said the free surgical services were a big help for cleft lip and palate patients considering the huge expenses required for the conduct of the surgical operation especially among private medical practitioners.
“This surgical services provided opportunity among our patients, who are mostly poor to treat their cleft lip and palates,” he said. (ALM/BME/PIA-2 Cagayan)