Odisha: Jaga, one of separated conjoined twins, discharged from SCB Hospital

Cuttack: Jaga, one of the separated conjoined twins, from Milipada village in Odisha’s Kandhamal was discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital today afternoon after a team of doctors from the hospital gave its approval.

In a 108 ambulance, Jaga accompanied by his parents was shifted to the hospital near to his village.

Jaga had been undergoing treatment at the SCB hospital for the past one year and seven months after he along with his twin brother, Balia returned from AIIMS, New Delhi. While Jaga recovered after the rare craniopagus surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi and underwent treatment at the SCB Hospital, Balia breathed his last four months back.

The SCB Hospital’s Emergency Officer Bhubananda Moharana said, “After the team of doctors found Jaga fit for discharge from the SCB hospital, a recommendation was made to the State government. Also, Jaga’s parents wrote to the government to take him to a hospital near to his village, the CDMO of Phulbani District Headquarters hospital sent a surgery doctor and one pediatric doctor to hold talks with the doctors at SCB Hospital and observe the condition of Jaga.

“On basis of the recommendation of the doctors, Jaga has been sent to the Phulbani hospital after getting approval from the State government,” Moharana added.

In October 2017, Jaga and Balia twins from Kandhamal who were joined at the head from their birth were separated after a successful marathon surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi. The rare surgery to separate the craniopagus twins lasted around 11 hours.

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