One of Separated Odisha Conjoined Twins, Kalia Put On Ventilator Support

Cuttack: The condition of Kalia, one of the separated conjoined twins, is critical and he has been put on ventilator support at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. SCB officials informed that Kalia’s condition deteriorated yesterday and was immediately provided with necessary oxygen support.

“After conducting necessary tests, we found that Kalia is suffering from pneumonia. The doctors’ team of AIIMS New Delhi has been consulted and necessary treatment was provided,” said SCB Emergency Officer, BN Moharana.

Moharana further informed that a 14-member doctors’ team is engaged in the treatment of Jaga and Kalia who were admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital after they were shifted from AIIMS New Delhi earlier this month.

Born to Bhuan Kanhar and Puspanjali Kanhar of Milipada in Kandhamal district, the twins- Jaga and Kalia were suffering from a rare craniopagus disorder. The kids were admitted for treatment to Delhi AIIMS on July 13, 2017 with the help and assistance from Odisha government.

A special team of doctors performed marathon cranial separation surgeries in two phases- one on August 28 and the second on October 25, 2017 to separate the conjoined twins.

Following the surgery, Jaga’s condition improved rapidly but Kalia’s health continues to remain a cause of worry as he is suffering from certain deficiencies.