Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Expressing fear about shifting Kalia, one of the separated conjoined twins, from New Delhi AIIMS to Cuttack SCB Medical College and hospital, Bhuyan Kanhar, father of the twins, on Saturday wished to continue the child’s treatment at Delhi till he recovers completely.
Jaga and Kalia had left their home in July, 2017 to undergo one of the rarest separation surgeries at AIIMS New Delhi.
Speaking to OTV, Kanhar said that Kalia is yet to recover and he is still given food through a feeding tube up his nose.
"Jaga is fine but Kalia is yet to recover as no significant development has taken place in his health condition. He is still getting fed with the help of tubes. He has some problems in the leg, his skull has not formed completely and skin grafting work is also not done," Kanhar said, adding that if discharged, Kalia should ideally be admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar for better treatment.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Pratap Jena said, “We have requested AIIMS New Delhi to continue the treatment of Jaga and Kalia till they recover completely”.