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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Cuttack: Odisha Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena today informed that one of the separated conjoined twins of Kandhamal,Jaga will undergo skull transplant surgery before he can go to school.

Visiting the special ward at the SCB Hospital in Cuttack to take stock of the health condition of Jaga and his twin brother Kalia, Jena said that even though Jaga is fit, he needs a skull transplant for complete recovery so that he can go to school just like normal kids.

Jena assured that the state government will pay for all the medical costs accrued for the skull transplant of Jaga.

"Jaga won't be able to attend school for now as he doesn't have a skull and wears a protective helmet on his head. We will source the required skull for Jaga from the bone bank and perform the surgery. However, we will try to arrange as much as his studies here in the hospital until he is healthy enough to attend school on his own," he said.

Jena however said that the health condition of Kalia is still not well as he continues to remain under observation of the doctors at the SCB.

Both Jaga and Kalia have been put in a special two-bedded ward with ICU facilities at SCB where a special medical team is monitoring their health. The duo was recently released from Delhi AIIMS after staying under special care for over two years following a rare cranial separation surgery at the hospital.

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