Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: God willing, the separated conjoined twins from Kandhamal district of Odisha Jaga and Kalia will be back in Odisha in the first week of March. According to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) sources, both the kids are fast on the path of recovery and can be shifted to their home state in a month.

The AIIMS sources stated that it is the decision of the parents whether they want to keep the children in New Delhi or take them back to Odisha. “If they agree, we might discharge and shift them to Bhubaneswar AIIMS or maybe they can be kept under the supervision of doctors at the SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack from the first week of March,” sources said.

In a recent picture released by the hospital, Jaga was seen moving around on the premises of AIIMS on a wheel chair. The hospital authorities informed that there has been considerable improvement in the health condition of Jaga who has had almost 98 per cent recovery. They further stated that he is under constant supervision of the nurses and even takes a sunbath daily.

His brother Kalia, however, has a bit slow recovery and would need six months more to attain the condition Jaga has achieved, sources added.

The twins, who had fused crania, were brought to the AIIMS on July 14, 2017 from Milipada village in Kandhamal district. The brothers underwent a separation surgery on October 25 and 26 and later both also went through a reconstructive and plastic surgery of the skull in a phased manner.