11 July 2018
Bhubaneswar: Separated conjoined twins Jaga and Balia of Kandhamal district are now recovering fast. Doctors at the AIIMS New Delhi said stitches have been removed from their heads and both are recovering at a fast pace.
The then conjoined twins are undergoing treatment for the last one year following the most delicate and dangerous separation surgery.
A photo released by the hospital authorities shows the twin brothers playing and enjoying each other’s company. The doctors at the premier hospital hope that the twins will be completely fit and fine very soon.
Former neurologist of New Delhi AIIMS, Ashok Mohapatra said that the twins are recovering well. Jaga is doing fine while Balia might grow with some difficulty since the operation is a very sensitive one.
In May, the hospital authorities had also released a video of the twins Jaga-Balia showing them in a playful mood and being given oil massage for the first time post surgery.
Notably, the conjoined twins of Kandhamal underwent 1st phase separation surgery at AIIMS on July 13 where a team of 40 doctors including experts from Japan conducted the 24-hour long first phase of surgery.
On October 25 last year, the second phase and decisive separation surgery was done by a team of about 27 doctors from AIIMS. The operation was conducted under the expert supervision of Prof Dr Ashok Mohapatra. The 16 hour-long surgery was carried by 20 surgeons and 10 anesthetists.