Jaga, Kalia to undergo treatment at Neurosurgery ward of SCB

Cuttack: After the discharge of separated conjoined twins, Jaga and Kalia, from AIIMS Delhi, they will undergo treatment at the Neurosurgery ward of the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack, informed Bhubanananda Moharana, Emergency Officer of the hospital.

Arrangements have been made for the treatment of the separated conjoined twins at a cabin in the Neurosurgery ward, he added.
“A six-member team of doctors led by the HOD of the Neurosurgery department has been formed for the treatment of separated conjoined twins,” added Moharana.

Two days back, Health Minister Naba Kishore Das had said that a decision on shifting of the separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia from AIIMS New Delhi to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack will be taken within a week.

The Minister had also said that the Railways has been asked to make special arrangements to bring the separated conjoined twins back from Delhi.

While there has been considerable improvement in the health condition of Jaga, Kalia has shown a slower recovery. As per doctors, it would take six more months for Kalia to recover fully.

The twins from Milipada village in Kandhamal district who had a fused cranium were admitted to AIIMS on July 14, 2017. The brothers underwent a separation surgery on October 25 and 26 and later went through a reconstructive and plastic surgery of the skull in a phased manner.