Seventy patients, mostly children, living near Chevron's Jalalabad gas plant received free life-changing reconstructive surgeries to correct cleft-lip, cleft-palate, and other facial anomalies and burns, under Rotaplast International's mission to Bangladesh.
Chevron Bangladesh on November 2 held a formal ceremony in Sylhet to mark the end of this 10-day event of the Rotaplast International.
The programme was sponsored by Chevron and was conducted in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Jalalabad and Parkview Medical College & Hospital.
Over 25 volunteers took part in this Sylhet mission. The team included reconstructive plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, speech pathologists, orthodontists and nurses.
Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Choudhury attended the programme as chief guest and Rotaplast Medical Team Leader Dr Anne DeLaney was present as special guest.
Ariful Haque Choudhury appreciated Rotaplast International, Chevron Bangladesh and the Rotary Club of Jalalabad for their collaborative support of this mission.
Among others, Past District Governor of Rotary International, Bangladesh Dr Monzurul Hoque Choudhury, Director of Corporate Affairs of Chevron Bangladesh Ismail Chowdhury and President of Chevron Bangladesh Neil Menzies were present at the ceremony.
Chevron President Menzies said, "These reconstructive surgeries truly change lives for the better, providing patients with an opportunity to lead normal lives and to reach their full potential. At Chevron Bangladesh, we are proud to support this life-changing program."
Chevron's association with Rotaplast began in 2013. Since then, over 500 patients have received over 570 life-changing surgeries through this partnership.