Odisha CM grieves death of conjoined twin Balia, prays for Jaga’s good health

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed deep grief over the death of separated conjoined twin Balia, who died while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack last night.

The CM took to Twitter and said Balia’s death despite efforts and best treatment provided by doctors, is very disheartening. Praying for peace of the departed soul, Patnaik said, “May god give strength to the bereaved family members in this difficult time.”

The CM also prayed for good health of Jaga, twin brother of the deceased.

As per hospital sources health condition of Balia had deteriorated in the last one week and he passed away due to septicemia and shock at 9:10 PM yesterday. However, health condition of Jaga is stated to be stable.

For the past one and a half years, Balia was undergoing treatment along with Jaga at SCB Hospital following their return from AIIMS New Delhi, where the twins had undergone a separation surgery. In October 2017, Jaga and Balia were separated after a successful marathon surgery at AIIMS New Delhi.


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