Jaga-Kalia to reach Odisha on Sept 7


Bhubaneswar: Jaga and Kalia, the conjoined twins who were separated after surgery in 2017 at AIIMS, New Delhi, will be discharged from the hospital on September 6 and then brought to Odisha through Rajdhani Express on September 7, informed Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das on Thursday here.

The duo will be admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, informed the Minister.

All arrangements are in place at the SCB for proper treatment of Jaga and Kalia. They will be admitted in the Neurosurgery ward of SCB Medical College Hospital. A six-member team with specialists from Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Surgery and Pediatrics Departments will ensure proper treatment of Jaga-Kalia.

Jaga and Kalia were craniopagus conjoined twins – joined at the head – were successfully separated after a 21-hour surgery on October, 25 2017 at AIIMS, New Delhi by a team of specialists. Since then they are under the treatment of a team of specialist doctors at AIIMS, New Delhi.

The craniopagus twins from Milipada village in Kandhamal had left for AIIMS, New Delhi on July 13, 2017 with the help of the Odisha Government. The first phase of the surgery was performed on August 28. The final separation of the twins took a 21-hour-long surgery on October 25 and 25, 2017.

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