CLAPP started Free Surgeries Program for Cleft Lip & Palate patients at Punjab Medical College, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad in 2003 and more than 1,000 patients were operated. In 2005, CLAPP shifted the Cleft program to Lahore to expand its horizon.
Initially free surgeries were performed at Gulberg Hospital, Gulberg Lahore in 2005-2007. Later, an initiative was taken in 2007 to develop a Cleft Centre at Lahore and a rented building was renovated to start free cleft surgeries. Edhi Foundation Karachi, Pakistan provided 82,000 US$ for this new project and 99,000 US$ were raised from generous donors of Lahore & Faisalabad. Clapp General Hospital (CGH) is the flagship project of Clapp trust. First free surgery was performed at Clapp General Hospital on Jan. 29th, 2008. Since then more than 11,000 free surgeries have been performed in this hospital at 932-C, Faisal Town, Lahore.
The hospital is equipped with modern surgical facilities and supported by a team of highly skilled Plastic Surgeons, Anaesthesiologists and paramedical staff. Over the period of years, CLAPP has made significant progress in the management of Cleft Lip & Palate and has operated more than 26,969 cleft patients totally free since 2003.
During the years CLAPP Hospital has earned its reputation as world number ONE hospital in performing highest number of free Cleft Lip & Palate surgeries in particular calendar years. CLAPP provided free Cleft surgeries to 4,222 patients in 2010, 3,967 patients in 2011, 3,625 patients in 2014 and 3,430 patients in 2015. This is the highest record of free surgeries by any hospital team in the whole world. .
This Cleft Centre is the only hospital in Pakistan providing Cleft Surgeries, Speech therapy and Cleft Orthodontics, free of cost to all deserving cleft patients.