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Sep 07, 2019

Odisha's conjoined twins discharged from AIIMS in Delhi after 2 yrs

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The conjoined twins of Odisha,  who spent over two years at AIIMS  in Delhi, after undergoing complicated surgeries for separation of their heads were discharged from the hospital yesterday. 

Accompanied by a team of three doctors, including a neurosurgeon, a neuro anaesthetists and a paediatrician, along with a nurse from AIIMS, the twins namely Jaga and Balia were sent to Odisha. After their arrival to today, they will be admitted to the Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College and for supportive care.

Health Minister  Dr Harsh Vardhan lauded the team of doctors for the rarest of the rare surgery and asserted that it was the first successful craniopagus conjoined twin separation surgery in India wherein both the children survived. He said in the last 50 years, only 10 to 15 children worldwide have survived after such surgical separation procedure. Four-year-old Jaga and Balia are from  Kandhamal district

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