Jaga, Kalia to be shifted to SCB Hospital soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia will be shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack soon, informed Health Minister Naba Das today.

Speaking to mediapersons, the Minister said though it was earlier planned to shift the twins from AIIMS New Delhi to its Bhubaneswar branch, authorities of the premier hospital here are reluctant for the same.

“The twins have been undergoing treatment at AIIMS New Delhi for the last two years. Their parent are desperate to get the kids shifted to Odisha. It has been decided to shift the Jaga and Kalia to SCB Hospital soon,” the Minister added.

A few days ago, the Minister had informed the Odisha Assembly that the separated conjoined twins will be shifted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar once the hospital gives permission for the same.

The craniopagus conjoined twins hailing from Milipada village in Kandhamal district were separated by a team of doctors after a 21-hour marathon surgery in October, 2017.

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