Odisha Govt Renews MoU For Clubfoot Programme

by Dikhyaa Mohanty
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The Odisha Government today renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cure International India Trust (CURE India) for the Odisha Clubfoot Programme.

This MoU, is a commitment for joint collaboration of three departments of the State Government Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) Department, Women & Child Development (W&CD) Department and Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability (SS&EPD) Department with CURE India, towards achieving the objective of the programme.

Owing to successful running of the programme the State government renewed the MoU for a further period of two years in the presence of H&FW Minister, Commissioner-cum-Secretary H&FW Department and officers representing W&CD Department as well as SS&EPD Department and Director, Cure International India Trust (Cure India).

Clubfoot is one of the world’s most common physical disabilities in newborn infants, as a result of which the feet gets twisted inward and around.

In Odisha, with a population of over 4 crore, it is estimated that around 2000 children are born with clubfoot every year.

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