Pradeep Pattanayak

Jaga, the survivor of the conjoined Jaga & Kalia twins, underwent medical tests on Saturday. Professor Deepak Gupta of AIIMS, New Delhi examined him at Kandhamal District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

Upon reaching Kandhamal, Dr Gupta visited Jaga in his cabin at the Kandhamal DHH. He spent some time with Jaga and his family members. He also had a discussion with Jaga’s family members regarding the latter’s health condition. 

Later, he advised the Kandhamal chief district medical officer (CDMO) to allow Jaga to go to school citing that he is fit and fine. 

He also suggested the second surgery should be carried out either in Bhubaneswar AIIMS or Delhi AIIMS after six months. 

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The Superintendent of the DHH said they have started preparation to send Jaga to school as per the recommendations of the AIIMS doctor. 

“Dr Deepak Gupta, who separated the conjoined twins at AIIMS, New Delhi, visited the DHH to meet Jaga. After meeting him, he gave his opinion that the second operation could be done either in New Delhi AIIMS or Bhubaneswar AIIMS. Now, Jaga is fit and fine. As Dr Gupta has advised to send him to school, we will do that,” said Dr Abhay Pattanayak, superintendent of Phulbani DHH. 

Jaga’s father, Bhuyan Kanhar said, “Today, the doctor of Delhi AIIMs visited Jaga and examined everything. He said the next operation will be done after six months.”

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