Awerial Cleft lip patients urged to register for free treatment

Awerial County Health Department is urging persons with cleft lip conditions to register for treatment at the local health center.

Those who will register will be transferred to Juba for specialized treatment in October, an official disclosed.

James Manyiel Agup, the Acting County medical Officer said the free registration exercise has been initiated by the Samaritan Purse organization in partnership with the County Health Department.

“I am calling on the communities across Awerial County to report people living with Plymouth disease to come for registration at CHD from now to the end of September,” he announced.

“We need a person to come to take the photo and file it for future reference. It is free of charge.”

Lip Cleft palate is a common birth condition that leaves an opening or splits in the roof of the mouth and lip. It can occur alone or as part of a genetic condition or syndrome.

Symptoms arise from the opening in the mouth. They include difficulty speaking and feeding.