10 Jun 2023
07 Jun 2023
Continuously provide charity program for cleft lip and palate during COVID-19 pandemic needs adequate perioperative preparation for the patients and all the surgical team safety. Patient age at the time of surgery hold important role for obtaining adequate nutrition and better speech outcome. This study compared the number of total patients from 2018, 2019 and 2020 cleft lip and palate charity program and combines several guidelines to prepare for charity program during pandemic. From 2018 to 2019 there was 81.6% increased number of total patient and 21.3% from 2019 to 2020. All the surgical team member tested negative for COVID-19 after the charity program. There was no significant increased number of total CLP patient before and during the pandemic and it is possible to conduct safe CLP charity program during the current pandemic.