Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Jaga, one of the separated conjoined twins of Kandhamal today started walking with support of his mother at AIIMS New Delhi, while his brother Kalia opened his eyes for the first time since being taken off ventilator.

Yesterday, Jaga was seen moving with the help of a walker in the hospital. Today, he was spotted trudging with help of his mother and smiling over his achievement.

On the other hand, the health condition of his twin brother Kalia has also improved a lot, informed sources. He opened his eyes for the first time today since he was taken off the ventilator on November 24.

The twins were separated after a marathon surgery which lasted around 11 hours at AIIMS, New Delhi on October 25. 

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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.