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Under the leadership of Gujarat CM, Civil Hospital in Gandhinagar starts Cochlear Implant Surgery facility

Taking inspiration from Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel’s determination and affection towards kids and child care, Gandhinagar Civil Hospital has started Cochlear Implant surgery facility.

Two kids from Mehsana born with hearing loss were operated successfully through this surgery. Cochlear Implant device costing more than Rs 5 lakh was used for the surgery. After this successful operation both the kids are able to perceive the sense of sound and words. These kids coming from a humble background will be able to live a normal life now.

It is important to note, till date such surgeries were performed only at GMC Medical College in Ahmedabad. Out of 755 kids born with hearing loss till date 339 kids have received free treatment. Now with the facility of Cochlear Implant Surgery available at Gandhinagar Civil hospital there is a new ray of hope for kids.

CM Smt Patel has taken keen interest in child care and health department from the start and as a result of it from over 43 lakh 50 thousand children have been screened so far, 1058 kids suffering from Cleft Lip/Palate and 1256 born with Club Foot have been diagnosed, of which 785 kids have received free treatment for Cleft Lip/Palate and 678 for club foot across Gujarat.

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