A team of 30 doctors from various departments, including neurosurgery, neuro-anesthesia, and pediatrics, successfully performed the second part of surgical separation procedure of the craniopagus twins (joined at head) at AIIMS in Delhi on Wednesday. The surgery of the two and half-year-olds- Jaga and Kalia lasted for 11 hours. The second phase surgery was done before scheduled time as Jaga’s health deteriorated. The conjoined twins were taken to AIIMS on July 14 from Milipada village in Kandhamal district of Odisha where the first phase of the surgery was performed on August 28, which also included experts from Japan. A new bypass technique was used for the first time on the twins during the first phase. The Odisha government has sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the surgery at AIIMS. While one out of every 2,00,000 births conjoined twins, craniopagus twins account for only 2%.