Odisha's Conjoined Twins Discharged From AIIMS In Delhi Afte
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The conjoined twins from Odisha's Kandhamal district, Jaga and Balia, who spent over two years at AIIMS in New Delhi undergoing complicated surgeries for separation of their heads were discharged from the hospital on Friday.

Accompanied by a team of three doctors, including a neurosurgeon, a neuroanaesthetist and a pediatrician, along with a nurse from AIIMS, the twins boarded a train to Cuttack.

After their arrival at the Odisha city on Saturday, they were admitted to the Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College and hospital there for further medical assistance.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan praised the team of doctors for the "rarest of the rare" surgery and asserted that it was the "first successful craniopagus conjoined twin separation surgery" in India wherein both the children survived.

"The way Indian scientists have brought global recognition to the country through the Chandrayaan-2 mission, doctors at AIIMS have achieved a feat by performing this rarest of the rare surgery on a craniopagus conjoined twins, who hail from the tribal belt of Odisha," he said.

Mr Vardhan said in the last 50 years, only 10 to 15 children worldwide have survived after the surgical separation procedure.

"This is an extremely rare condition seen in one in 25 lakh live births and any kind of surgical intervention in this condition has 75-80 per cent risk to life to one or both children," the health minister said.

Professor of Neurosurgery at AIIMS Dr Deepak Gupta, who led the surgery termed it extremely complex and challenging as the twins "shared venous return (circular sinus) and were totally fused with each other at the head".

Source: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/odishas-conjoined-twins-jaga-and-kalia-discharged-from-aiims-in-delhi-after-2-years-2096862
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Dr. Sr. Dominic Hearty congratulations to AIMS team.
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It is inspiring for future doctors
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Fantastic & congratulations, but quite a lot depends on the actual organs shared by the conjoined twins. The lesser sharing makes the separation very easy.
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