Odisha’s conjoined twins suffer from fever

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Conjoined twins Jaga-Balia (Honey and Singh), who are undergoing treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi, suffered from fever following first surgery.

The twins were down with fever in the past three days. However, their health condition is good, informed the AIIMS official.

Having fever after surgery was normal, said a member of a team of doctors, who conducted surgery last month.

The twins Jaga-Balia underwent 20-hour surgery on August 28. The team comprising of 40 doctors successfully conducted the major operation at AIIMS. The next surgery is expected to be performed in mid November to separate the conjoined twins.

The twins belonging to Milipada village under Phiringia block in the tribal-dominated Kandhamal district were shifted to AIIMS on July 13 after a series of media reports prompted the state government to intervene.

A series of medical investigations were carried out on the conjoined twins prior to taking them into the operation theatre today.

The parents of the conjoined twins – Bhuiya Kanhar and Pushpanjali had expressed inability to treat their children citing financial issues.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had sanctioned Rs 1 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for the treatment of the twins.

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