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Mobile clinics give hope to children with deformities – The Nation Online


Children with treatable deformities are receiving free treatment through mobile clinics conducted by Beit Cure International Hospital.

The mobile clinic project which started in June in Mangochi and Blantyre districts, has screened over 1 700 children with about 700 booked for surgery procedures.

Doctors at Beit Cure operate on a child with a deformity

Beit Cure Malawi community mobilisation officer Christopher Sandrack said the project, running in the country and neighbouring countries, seeks to give free treatment to children under the age of 18.

He said: “We are going district by district to reach out to kids with disabilities to access the free care we are offering.

“We are conducting 40 surgeries every week and we are targeting to reach over 1 800 surgeries by next year. We will increase the target in the year 2022/23 because there is high demand in the districts where there are more children beyond our target.”

Sandrack further urged parents with children with deformities to take them for help.

“They can come to Beit Cure International Hospital or at any mobile clinic in their areas to get help that will change the future of the kids,” he said.

Barbara Mpoya, a parents whoese child has benefited from the programme, said her child is able to walk properly after receiving free treatment at the hospital.

“My child was born with deformed feet and after the treatment, he is able to put on shoes and walk like any normal child.

I urge all parents with kids with deformities to come to such clinics that will help to shape a bright future for the children,” she said.

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