Guwahati, Dec 11 (PTI) The Indian Oil Corporation Tuesday said it has joined hands with Mission Smile to restructure 300 smiles of patients with cleft deformities in Assam and Meghalaya, a statement issued by the psu said.

The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which IOCL will support 50 per cent of the cost and balance 50 per cent will be borne by Assam and Meghalaya governments, the statement said.

“The IOCL support will bring smiles to 200 cleft patients of Assam and 100 patients from Meghalaya who are unfortunate to be born with cleft deformities,” the company said.

Mission Smile, formerly known as Operation Smile India, is an FCRA approved and government registered medical charitable trust dedicated to providing free cleft care and surgeries for children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.

In the North East, Indian Oil spent over Rs 14.93 crore in 2017-18 for CSR activities.

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