Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Jaga and Kalia, the conjoined twins from Odisha's Kandhamal district, who were joined at the head and separated after a marathon surgery at the AIIMS Delhi have been showing good signs of improvement.
The twins, now without their helmets- specially designed protective gear that was provided to them during their skin grafting treatment, were seen playing with each other .
Sources said that Kalia, who was recovering slower than his sibling, is responding better. Similarly, Jaga, who was initially having problems in walking properly post-surgery, is now taking the steps without support. The risk of infection has considerably decreased now, informed doctors at AIIMS.
The two craniopagus conjoined twins, joined at the head from Milipada village in Kandhamal district were successfully separated after an 11-hour marathon surgery at AIIMS by a team of 30 specialists from neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia and plastic surgery departments on October 25, 2017.
Notably, the matter came to the fore after OTV first broadcasted the news following which the State Government extended financial aid and other support for their treatment.