Sinlung /
10 August 2012

CIIT Brings Hope For Clubfooted Children in Mizoram

Aizawl, Aug 10 : Clubfooted persons in Mizoram are eagerly waiting for a healing touch of the Cure International India Trust (CIIT), a healthcare NGO committed to eradicate clubfoot in India.

The state health department today signed a five-year agreement with the CIIT today to launch Cure Clubfoot Mizoram programme.

According to state health official records, there are about 30 to 50 clubfooted persons in Mizoram, whereas an average 150 children are born with clubfoot in India everyday.

Mizoram is the ninth state in India to sign an MoU with the CIIT to eliminate clubfoot.

Starting from next week, a clinic will be opened at orthopedics OPD at Aizawl Civil Hospital.

Clubfoot is one of the world's most common disabilities in newborn infants where the children are born with feet twisted inward and around. If left untreated, a child with clubfoot will eventually have to limp on the sides and tops of the feet.

It is estimated that more than 35,000 children are born with this condition every year in India. Though this condition can usually be treated quite easily, getting treatment for clubfoot is often difficult, if not impossible, for families in developing countries.

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