Building number 32/1094/1 to 8, NH 66, Chala Bypass, Nadal, Tottada (PO),Kannur, Kerala- 670007


 Cleft Centres:


1          Ahmedabad                 

            Anand Surgical Hospital, Memco Cross Road, Naroda Road, Naroda, Ahmedabad- 382 345, Gujarat

            Project Director: Dr Rishabh Shah


2          Aurangabad     

            Dahiphale Hospital, No 11, Adalat Road Infront Of District Court, Ashoka Hotel Campus, Kranti Chowk,

            Aurangabad 431005, Maharashtra

            Project Director: Dr Ujwala V Dahiphale


3          Bhubaneshwar

            SSB Hospital, 44, Satya Nagar, Bhubaneshwar 751003, Odisha

            Project Director: Dr Nitish Kumar Panda

4          Coorg  

            Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, KK Village, Maggula Village, Virajpet - 571 218, Karnataka


5          Cuttack

            Heritage Health Care, Chandini Chowk, Cuttack 753002, Odisha

            Project Director: Dr Abhitosh Debata   

6          Goa     

            Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim Goa 403202


7          Hyderabad             

            Ramdev Rao Hospital, H.N.1-6, National Highway, No. 9, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500072, Telangana

            Project Director: Dr C Charan Kumar Reddy

8          Jodhpur     

            Medipulse Hospital, E4, Mia , Basni Ii Phase,Opposite Aiims Campus, Jodhpur 342005, Rajasthan

            Project Director: Dr Raghavendra Kurdekar 


9          Kannur    

            GIMCARE Hospital, Building number 32/1094/1 to 8, NH 66, Chala Bypass, Nadal Tottada (PO),Kannur, Kerala- 670007

            Project Director: Dr Shanavas K P

10        Katihar

            Radiant Hospital, DS College Rd, Army Colony, Islampur, Katihar - 854105, Bihar

            Project Director: Dr Swarnav Patnaik

11        Mangalore                 

            Father Muller Medical College, Fr Muller Road, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka

            Project Director: Dr Naveen Rao   

12        Mangalore       

            Yenepoya Medical and Dental Hospital, University Road, Deralakatte, Mangalore 575018, Karnataka

            Project Director: Dr Hari Kishore Bhat  

13        Mangalore

            Kanachur Hospital & Research Centre, Mangalore University Road, Natekal, 575 018 Karnataka

            Project Director: Dr Mustafa K

14        Patna     

            Rajeshwar Hospital, Opposite Bahadurpur Petrol Pump, Kankarbagh, Patna-800020, Bihar

            Project Director: Dr Umashankar 

15        Pandharpur 

            Navjeevan Children's Hospital, 4647 B, Near Sargam Cinema, Pandharpur-413304. Maharshtra

            Project Director: Dr Sagar Satish Jangam  

16        Pune   

            Aditya Birla Hospital, S 31, Aditya Birla Hospital Marg, Chinchwad, Thergaon, Pune 411033

            Project Directors: Dr Samrat Sabhlok & Dr Sagar Satish Jangam

17        Raiganj

            Mikky Megha Hospital Private Limited, Raiganj Balurghat Road, RH-10, Uttar Dinajpur 733130, West Bengal

            Project Director: Dr Swarnav Patnaik  


18        Raipur

            Jeewan Memorial Hospital, New Shanti Nagar, Raipur - 492001, Chhattisgarh

            Project Director: Dr Nirved Jain

19        Surat   

            K P Sanghvi Hospital, Opposite Ring Road, Sagrampura, Surat-395002, Gujarat

            Project Director: Dr Nehal Patel    

20        Varanasi          

            Peace Point Hospital, Brahma Kumari Ln, Jawahar Nagar Colony, Bhelpur, Varanasi 221010, Uttar Pradesh

            Project Director: Dr Ravi Kant Singh

21        Visakhapatanam          

            Durga Hospital, 36-91-108, Beside Sbi, Urvasi Jn., Kancharapalem, N.H.-5, Visakhapatnam 530 008, Andhra Pradesh

            Project Director: Dr Sivanagendra Reddy

22        Visakhapatanam             

            Apollo Hospital, Survey No 68P & 76, Healthcity, Arilova, Chinagadali, Visakhapatnam-530040, Andhra Pradesh

            Project Director: Dr Sunita Yelaverthi 


Comprehensive Cleft Care Centres:


1          Agra          

            Pushpanjali Hospital & Research Centre, Pushpanjali Palace, Delhi Gate, Agra 282002, Uttar Pradesh

            Project Director: Dr Gaurav Gupta


2          Bangalore           

            Rangadore Memorial Hospital, 1st Cross, Shankarapuram, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru 560004, Karnataka

            Project Director: Dr B S Jayanth    

3          Hyderabad              

            AVR Dentofacial Hospital, 1-7-70/9, Adj. Swati Tiffin Centre, Street No 8, Habsiguda, Hyderabad - 500007, Telangana

            Project Director: Dr A Vijay Kumar


4          Kolkata            

            Shree Jain Hospital and Research Centre, 57A, 493B, Grand Trunk Road, Shibpur, Howrah, South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, 711102,

            West Bengal

            Project Director: Dr Siddhartha Chatterjee


5          Mysore       

            St Joseph's Hospital, SH17, Bannimantap, Mysuru 570015, Karnataka

            Project Director: Dr Manu Prasad S

6          Nagpur

            Nelson Mother and Child Care Hospital, 32 Behind Hitavada Press, Dhantoli, Nagpur 440012, Maharashtra

             Project Director: Dr Darshan Rewanwar


ABMSS provides both long-term and short-term fellowship opportunities to aspiring cleft surgeons to enhance their medical skills in the field of cleft care. Under fellowship programmes, fellows are offered the opportunity to attend a medical programme where they will gain invaluable experience working alongside experienced Medical professionals of ABMSS.

Fellowship Training for Indian surgeons: A twelve-month programme to assist at one of our partner cleft projects and to get to know the nuance of cleft care management. The trainee must be a recently passed out graduate with a BDS and MDS degree and with a passion to commit to social service after the training period either in association with the organization or any other non profit or on an individual basis. A stipend of Rs. 15,000 per month will be offered.

Short term: Fellowship for International surgeons (developed nations)- A three-month course is being formulated for surgeons from Europe et al to learn and understand the modalities of cleft care in the developing world. There is no fee for this course, but the participant has to bear all his travel and living expenses while in India.

Fellowship for surgeons interested in cleft care (developing nations): This course will be supported by our donor organization, Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe and will be for a 3 month duration.



Dr Nidhi Neha Bora

Dr Sonal Arora

Dr Shreya B Malapur

Dr Arjun Raj

Dr Namitha Mysore Hiriyanna

Dr Wang Khem Nirmala Devi

Dr Kurupati Krishna Lohita

Dr Ansari Fakhruddin

Dr Pramit Mishra

Dr Mubashir Younis

Dr Karthik K P

Dr Abhivyakti Tewari

Dr Aaby Abraham

Dr Vivek Raythaththa

Dr Ujjval Mehrotra

Dr Swetha Kanchanapally

Dr. Amrita Sah

Dr. Debolina Pramanik

Dr. Harish K

Dr. Prithvi S Bachalli

Dr. Shreyas Orvakonde

Dr. Kamran Tahir Khan

Dr. Charan Kumar Reddy

Dr. Arvind Nair

Dr. Laiphrakpam Girindra Singh

Dr. Anushree N

Dr. Akshatha Rao

Dr. Amit Adimane

Dr. B.E. Varun Kumar

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Panda

Dr. G. Sridhar



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I would like to thank the Wolfgang-Müller- Osten Stiftung and ABMSS for providing me the the platform to better understand the aspect of cleft care and to hone my surgical skills.


I wish from my heart that the programme will facilitate the training of many more junior surgeons. We serve as multipliers and are the future of the Indian health systems.

DR. CHARAN REDDY, Fellow, Vishakhapatnam



Search and awareness camp for identifying cleft patients

To maximize the positive impact we have in the lives of the cleft children, ABMSS strives to create knowledge and acceptance among general public.. For this reason, we conduct cleft awareness camps in the rural pockets as well as in urban slums of India. 

Our dedicated Project animators go village to village, meet with the Anganwadi workers, ASHA Health workers, conduct awareness programmes in schools, public places to educate people about the cleft condition and tell them about our free cleft surgery services.  


speech therapy

A Speech Pathologist plays an active role in assessing and treating the children with cleft lip and palate from the time they enter the centre. The children are assessed by the speech pathologist in the aspects of oral examination by which we can make out the movements of lips, tongue, velo pharynx before the surgery and encourage the child to do normal movements by discouraging the self adaptive mechanism which might hinder the speech/voice clarity in the future.

This assessment session also helps the children and the therapist to build up the rapport between each other, even after the surgery the child will allow the therapist to touch since they experienced a regular play therapy session. The adults are also assessed with their oral movements before surgery and given instruction on to how the result of surgery going to be and given demonstration of exercises to be followed after the surgery.

Since the follow up’s of the patients to the centre after the surgery is a big problem this pre assessment and treatment demonstration will help the patient to understand the importance of speech therapy exercises, speech clarity after the surgery will be better if they start following the exercises within 10 days after surgery.


Children and adults with cleft lip and palate are observed to have problems with their body posture also which is hindering their improvement indirectly. For example: A child suffering from cleft lip and palate might bend the spine while sitting which will reduce his breathing capacity and in turn oral resonance, leading to nasal voice. To treat these kind of postural problems we trained few speech therapists. In a new approach called myo-functional therapy and K.O.S.T in Germany and Switzerland.

Myo-functional therapy is a kind of muscle trainer which will help the patients attain their normal muscle tonicity and organ function to its best. We are trained to use gadgets like face formers, ballo-vents, and tongue-trainers to improve the breath, lip closure and tongue strengthening. There exercises can be used on children and adults as soon as they are identified. Complete body correction help the patients to gain their confidence in achieving maximum results possible. For example, they don’t need to get used to bending the body inward’s or hiding the face towards the cleft side.


We always believed in Speech therapy and encouraged the professionals by giving them free hand. We also succeeded in solving the problem of ‘follow up speech therapy sessions ‘. We are proud to state that we have kick started a programme called ‘Intensive Speech Therapy’ in which around 10 patients are selected as a batch per month and given admission as an ‘in patient’ for 10 days and provided with food for patient and the attenders free of cost. These 10 days the speech therapist will assess the child’s improvement regularly and update the necessary changes in the treatment. Within these 10 days we record the pre therapy speech or voice sample and post therapy sample. These samples will help patient’s gain confidence and understand the importance of speech therapy.

The greatest achievement is the patients showing interest to join intensive speech therapy programme. The ‘Intensive speech therapy’ project could get started in all the branches very fast all over INDIA. We sincerely thank our team and sponsors for treating the needed people by utilizing the speech therapy facilities.



As a supplement to our cleft program, vitamin supplement program has been added as it is believed that lack of folic acid in pregnant mothers is one of the causes of cleft. Hence, we try to solve this by supporting some young women with vitamin and mineral supplements. Stunting is an internationally accepted indicator to denote the nutritional status of a geography. Recent evidence clearly suggests that stunting takes place in the first two years of a child’s birth. It is irreversible.

Pilot Project: ​ A pilot project was undertaken under the support of Robert Bosch Stiftung and Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V. to support a few young women in the Andhra Pradesh region surrounding Visakhapatnam. The right nutrition during this 2 year period can have a profound impact on a child’s brain development, immune system, ability to grow, learn, and rise out of poverty. It can also shape a society’s prosperity.


In the operation theatre, errors are frequent and often consequential. Enhancing operation theatre efficiency ensures patient safety and boosts the confidence of surgeons and the supporting staffs. At ABMSS, we thrive to provide quality treatment to our toddlers affected by a cleft and hence, provide additional support to the cleft centres to enhance the safety inside the operation theatres (OTs).

List of Equipment supported to cleft centres between 2015-2022

Types of Equipment
Grantee cleft centre/s
Anaesthesia workstationPushpanjali Hospital-Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences-Coorg, Karnataka
AVR Dentofacial Hospital-Hyderabad Telengana
Durga Hospital-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka
Shree Jain Hospital-Kolkata, West Bengal
Rajeshwar Hospital-Patna, Bihar
DSLR Camera
SSB Hospital- Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Jeewan Memorial Hospital-Raipur, Chhatisgarh
AVR Dentofacial Hospital-Hyderabad Telengana
Navneet Hitech Hospital-Mumbai, Maharashtra
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka
Durga Hospital-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Operation theatre (OT) light
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka
Karl Storz Instruments
Pan India
Intubation fiberscope
Jai Devi Hospital and Research Centre-Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Durga Hospital-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka 
Speech and Functional therapy Unit
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka
Durga Hospital-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
CLP Surgical instruments
Pan India
Pushpanjali Hospital-Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Rangadore Memorial Hospital-Bangalore, Karnataka
SSB Hospital-Bhubaneswar, Odisha
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences-Coorg, Karnataka
AVR Dentofacial Hospital-Hyderabad Telengana
Navneet Hitech Hospital-Mumbai, Maharashtra
Shree Jain Hospital-Kolkata, West Bengal
Durga Hospital-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Rajeshwar Hospital-Patna, Bihar