AIIMS to conduct next surgery of conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia after 45 days


Bhubaneswar: Conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia alias Honey-Singh of Kandhamal district are expected to undergo a second surgery at the AIIMS, New Delhi, after one and a half months, said Health Minister Pratap Jena here on Monday.

“The health conditions of Jaga-Kalia are well after the first surgery on August 28. The doctors attending the twins are observing their conditions,” he said.

Jena said, “We are keeping a close watch on health conditions of Jaga Balia on a daily basis. An employee of the Health Department has also been posted at the AIIMS being exclusively in charge of the twins.”

Notably, as many as 40 doctors along with a Japanese expert had been engaged in the first surgery that lasted 20 hours.

The twins belonging to Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district were shifted to the AIIMS on July 13. Their parents Bhuiya Kanhar and Pushpanjali had expressed inability to treat them due to financial reason. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sanctioned Rs 1 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for treatment of the twins.


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