Kandhamal: The collector of Kandhamal Brunda D today appealed to all government employees here to donate a day’s salary for the treatment of the conjoined twins of the district.
The twins, renamed as Jaga and Balia by AIIMS authorities, will be operated after their health condition improves at AIIMS, New Delhi.
The AIIMS has formed a 30-member team for pre-surgery assessment of the twins. The doctors will reportedly conduct surgery in three phases to separate the twins.
“This is a rare condition and such cases occur once in 2.5 million live births. This case has high mortality rate as well,” AIIMS, New Delhi director Randeep Guleria had said earlier.
Earlier last week, the Chief Minister Relief Fund had approved a financial assistance of Rs 1 crore towards the expenditure for the surgery of the rare twins.