Separated conjoined twins: Kalia recovering, on oral diet now

New Delhi: Kalia, one of the two separated conjoined twins, is gradually recovering at AIIMS in New Delhi and on oral diet at present.

As per reports, the tube that was used to feed Kalia has been removed and the toddler is having liquid food orally. A photograph of Kalia issued by the AIIMS authorities on Thursday featured the kid is sitting on his mother’s lap.

On the other hand, the other separated conjoined twin Jaga has completely recovered and seen visiting outdoors with his parents.

Earlier this month, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a letter to Union Health Minister JP Nadda had requested to ask the AIIMS authorities to continue treatment of the separated conjoined twins, Jaga & Kalia. The CM appealed Nadda to direct the premier hospital to keep the twins until they become fit enough for home care.

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

The matter came to the fore after OTV first aired the news following which the State Government extended financial aid and other support for the treatment of the kids.