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Saswat Singhdeo

Cuttack: After their return from AIIMS New Delhi, health condition of the separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia, who are undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack, is improving. The information regarding the same was given by the Head of the Neurology Department at SCB, Dr Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra today.

Mishra said that an MRI of Kalia was done today and its report will be out tomorrow adding that a significant improvement can be seen in his condition. However, decision regarding his discharge from the hospital will be taken within a month.

"Jaga is completely healthy now and we are waiting for the MRI report of Kalia. It may take a month for Kalia to be discharged from the hospital," said Mishra.

Recently, the successful craniopagus surgery that separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia in 2017 was featured in the 2020 edition of the Limca Book of Records as the first such operation in the country.

Led by neurosurgeons Prof Ashok Kumar Mahapatra and Dr Deepak Kumar Gupta, a team of 125 doctors and paramedical staff separated the conjoined twins hailing from Kandhamal district, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

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