Separated Conjoined Twins Jaga, Kalia To Return Odisha Soon

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia, who underwent a rare cranial separation surgery at the Neurosciences Centre of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, will soon return to Odisha.

Salini Pandit, Managing Director of the National Health Mission (NHM), today informed that AIIMS, New Delhi will soon issue an advisory regarding the mode of transportation for shifting the separated conjoined twins to Odisha.

“We had a discussion with the doctors’ team of AIIMS engaged in the treatment of Jaga and Kalia. They informed us that the separated conjoined twins are now ready to be discharged and soon a date in this regard will be fixed,” said Pandit.

Pandit further said that the AIIMS officials will soon issue a medical advisory regarding the ‘best mode of transportation’ for shifting the children to Bhubaneswar. After discharge, they will be shifted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar and necessary arrangements will be made accordingly for their treatment, she added.

The conjoined twins from Kandhamal district of Odisha were taken to AIIMS, New Delhi in July 2017, where a team of 40 doctors including experts from Japan conducted a 24-hour-long surgery on the conjoined twins in the month of August in the first phase.

Later, the final separation of the twin was performed by a team of around 30 specialists of the AIIMS’ neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia and plastic surgery departments on October 25, 2017.