Alifa was born to a happy family in Tajikistan. Her parents were very excited before her birth but their elation dwindled as they saw a child with a cleft lip. Alifa’s mother Furough was in a state of shock as she had never seen a child in that condition. Every single day was very difficult for the parents and finally, they decided to seek treatment for Alifa.
Upon consulting many surgeons in Tajikistan, they could not embrace hope because the only advice from all surgeons was to wait for an appropriate time as according to them, this was not the right age for surgery!
Furlough was becoming restless and so was her husband. Eventually, they got connected with Dr. Mohammad Tareq Rahimi through FMIC Telemedicine service. After consultations, they finally decided to visit FMIC for the surgery.
FMIC team successfully conducted the surgery and repaired Alifa’s cleft lip and deformity. A day after the surgery, Alifa was just a normal child – a complete surprise for her parents yet PLEASANT!
A cleft lip is a congenital disorder with an incidence of 4 to 10 in 10,000 live births. Untreated or inappropriately treated cases may have negative consequences such as face deformity, problems in breastfeeding, respiratory, and psychological problems. Researches reveal that earlier treatment after birth can help in getting rid of scars and also any other associated complications.
Ms. Furough noted that: “I want to convey a message to Tajik people that high quality and professionally managed healthcare provider exists in the shape of FMIC in Kabul catering to the needs of complex diseases for kids as well as for adults.”
Upon reaching back home, Ms. Furough gave a courtesy call to FMIC and expressed her feelings in the high spirit which was so humbling for the FMIC management.