Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Jaga, one of the separated conjoined twins of Kandhamal continues taking steps in the path of recovery as he has started walking with the help of a walker at AIIMS New Delhi.

Following the separation surgery of the conjoined twins, both children have showed signs of improvement. Initially, it was Jaga whose health condition had shown considerable improvement.

Kalia had been put on ventilator support and was taken off on November 24 and shifted to the ICU. According to sources, he is being given semi-liquid food like milk and honey through a feeding tube up his nose.

Presently, a team of doctors is constantly monitoring the health condition of Kalia.

Born to Bhuan Kanhar and Puspanjali Kanhar of Milipada in Kandhamal district, the rare condition of Jaga-Kalia was first highlighted by OTV a couple of months ago. Subsequently, the district administration started treatment of the twins.

After preliminary medical treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, they were shifted to AIIMS, New Delhi.

They were separated after a marathon surgery which lasted around 11 hours at AIIMS on October 25. A special team comprising 20 surgeons including four Odia doctors and 10 Anesthesiologists led by AK Mahapatra and other paramedical staff successfully conducted the separation surgery.