Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited AIIMS, New Delhi to inquire about the health condition of the separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia and prayed for their speedy recovery.

After meeting the duo, the CM, who is on a three-day New Delhi visit to discuss important issues related to Odisha, said he visited AIIMS to see Jaga and Kalia.

“The twins seem to be getting on very well. I thanked the doctors for the remarkable job that they are doing and I also pray with the people of our State for their quick recovery and good health.”

Meanwhile, AIIMS, New Delhi director Dr Randeep Guleria also informed that the health condition of both Jaga and Kalia is stable. Kalia, who was taken off ventilator on Saturday, is also improving, he added.

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According to sources, Kalia is being given semi-liquid food like milk and honey through a feeding tube up his nose.

Earlier on October 25, the twins from Kandhamal were separated after a marathon surgery which lasted around 11 hours at AIIMS. A special team comprising 20 surgeons including four Odia doctors and 10 Anesthesiologists led by AK Mahapatra and other paramedical staff had successfully conducted the separation surgery.