Conjoined twin survivor Jaga at SCB hospital for health check-up

Cuttack: After a gap of about one and a half years, conjoined twin survivor Jaga has been taken to the SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack for his health check-up.

Professor Dr. Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra of Neurosurgery Department conducted an MRI scan on the 7-year-old Jaga at the hospital on Friday.

Source said that a team of doctors headed by Dr. Deepak Kumar Gupta, who had successfully carried out a craniopagus surgery to separate conjoined twins Jaga-Balia, will visit the SCB hospital to examine Jaga’s health condition on June 18 and 19.

Currently, Jaga has been kept at a special cell of trauma casualty where he was found playing with a mobile phone yesterday. He is stated to be in normal condition post surgery.

Jaga lost his sibling Balia, one of the craniopagus conjoined twins, three years after surgery. Balia died of septicaemia at SCB on November 25, 2020.

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Jaga and Balia, who were joined at the head from their birth, were separated at AIIMS, New Delhi after a successful marathon surgery by a team of doctors led by neurosurgeons Prof Dr. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra and Dr. Deepak Kumar Gupta in 2017.


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