Pakistan Scenario

Pakistan is fourth country in the world having more cleft patients after China, India and Indonesia. 1 out of 10 children born with a cleft dies before his/her first birthday. Incidence across the globe is approximately 1 out of 500-700 Live births but it is 1 in 550 live births in Pakistan. Children with a cleft palate who do not receive surgery by age 10 may have lifelong speech issues.

In Pakistan, more than 9,000 cleft lip & palate patients are born every year. More than 70,000 cleft patients are un-operated, still waiting for surgery since many years.

Cleft is not the only problem in Pakistan. There are many other deformities for which patients have to wait at government hospitals for so long as there is lot of rush of patients waiting for their turn for Surgery.

Pakistan Scenario shows the following figures about such deformities.

Cranio-facial Deformities
In Pakistan, more than 1,000 cases every year.
More than 10,000 are un-operated, still waiting for surgery since many years.

Hydrocephalus
In Pakistan, more than 3,000 cases every year.
More than 25,000 are UN-operated, still waiting for surgery since many years.

Blindness (Congenital Cataract)
In Pakistan, more than 40,000 cases every year.
More than 300,000 are UN-operated, still waiting for surgery since many years.

Club Foot
In Pakistan, more than 5,000 cases every year.
More than 35,000 are UN-operated, still waiting for surgery since many years.

Hole in the Heart
In Pakistan, more than 40,000 cases every year, majority of these patients die due to delay in surgery.
More than 100,000 are UN-operated, still waiting for surgery.

Post Burn Contractures
In Pakistan, more than 5,000 cases every year.
More than 30,000 are UN-operated, still waiting for surgery since many years.

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