Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia need special nursing care and it can be provided in Odisha, informed Prof Ashok Mohapatra, former HOD of neurosurgery department at AIIMS, New Delhi.
"A collective decision has been taken at AIIMS that the twins need nursing care for their further treatment and there is no requirement of specialised doctors. Nearly, 99 percent of Kalia’s skin has healed while there is nearly 5 percent problem in Jaga’s skin and is slowly recovering. They both need nursing care,” said Mohapatra.
Mohapatra further said that Jaga has almost recovered after the surgery so there is no issue in taking him to his native place in Phulbani. But Kalia needs some more time to recover fully and he may be kept in hospital for two more months.
"We think that the chances of their recovery are high if they stay near their homes. It is a long process and they have already spent four months at AIIMS after the surgery and have recovered well. Therefore, further nursing care can be provided to the twins in Odisha," added Mohapatra.
Few days back doctors at Delhi AIIMS fitted a specially designed protective gear on Jaga’s head while Kalia is yet to get his own protective gear. The helmets have been made mandatory for the duo especially when they go outside since it would protect their head in case of any fall.