Parents of separated conjoined twins Jaga, Kalia seek approval to return home

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Parents of separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia have requested to return to Odisha. Jaga & Kalia’s father Bhuyan Kanhara requested the State Government today to get the twins shifted to a hospital in Odisha from AIIMS, New Delhi.

Kanhara said “Jaga has recovered completely while Kalia is healthy. We request the Odisha Health Minister and Chief Minister to allow us to return home.”

“If the twins are not permitted to return home, I would like to request the government to get them (twins) shifted to SCB medical or Bhubaneswar AIIMS. This would help us to stay in touch with our home.” Kanhara added.
Bhuyan said that he has not been to his village in the last one year and 4 months.

The two craniopagus twins from Milipada village in Kandhamal district were successfully separated after an 11-hour marathon surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi by a team of 30 specialists from neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia and plastic surgery departments on October 25, 2017.

The matter had come to the fore after OTV first broadcast the news following which the State Government extended financial aid and other support for their treatment.