Separated conjoined twins Jaga, Kalia to return to Odisha soon

Bhubaneswar: Separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia, who are currently under medication at the AIIMS New Delhi, will soon return to Odisha, informed National Health Mission (NHM) Odisha MD Shalini Pandit after holding talks with doctors at premier hospital today.

Briefing to mediapersons after the discussion, Pandit said “The AIIMS New Delhi team said that the twins are now ready to get discharged from the hospital. Though no dates have been finalized yet for return of the twins, the AIIMS New Delhi will soon issue an advisory to the Odisha Government regarding mode of transportation for their shifting. Necessary arrangements will be made by the Government accordingly.”

A medical team of AIIMS, New Delhi will accompany during the shifting of Jaga and Kalia, she added.

After reaching Odisha, the two kids will be shifted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar and later be discharged to their house after complete recovery, the NHM MD said.

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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