‘Deformed for life.’

For centuries, this was the decisive stamp on the destinies of thousands of children born with cleft and craniofacial deformities.

INGA Health Foundation selected to disagree.

INGA Health Foundation resolved to do what nobody had attempted. It attempted to treat these children (cleft lip and palate, maxillofacial and craniofacial disorders).

The first in the country to address the challenging space of craniofacial deformity.

And return hundreds of children to a happy existence.

All driven by just two words.

‘It’s possible!’

Who we are

Role: Maaya Centre for Skull and Facial Deformities is the executive part of INGA Health Foundation

Promoters: INGA Health Foundation was started by Prof. Dr. Krishna Shama Rao and Dr. Chetana K

Footprint: INGA Health Foundation runs five state-of-the-art pan-India treatment centers

Track record: The Foundation has performed more than 15000 surgeries till date.

Support: The Foundation treats infants with care and competence while arranging for their free food, lodging and transportation (for needy patients).

Team: The Foundation comprises a specialised and trained 30-member teamto provide comprehensive surgical intervention and follow-up therapy

Network: The Foundation has had a dedicated partner network across the globe.


INGA Health intends to setup dedicated multidisciplinary centres across India over the next five years and train surgeons and allied professionals in line with the highest international standards to man them.


With 9,000 craniofacial deformities born every year in India, the foundation envisages at least 25-30 dedicated centres across India providing state of the art care within the next decade.



Marked by an opening in the upper lip that may extend into the nose. The opening may be on one side, both sides, or in the middle. Roof of the mouth contains an opening into the nose.

Can result in feeding, speech, hearing, and ear problems leading to other disorders.

Cleft lips affect 1-2%of 1,000 births in the developed world. The commonest birth defect within the head and neck area, it affects one in every 600 births in India.


Refers to diseases of the mouth, jaws and related structures (salivary glands, temporomandibular joints, facial muscles and perioral skin).

Prone to a variety of medical and surgical disorders.


Affects the size and shape of the skull, structure of face and organs like nose, ears and eyes.

Occurs in one of every 2000 born in India. Nearly 15,000 children are identified with this ailment each year.