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Conjoined Twins: Balia’s condition improving, shifted to special ward

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Jaga BaliaNew Delhi: As a mark of improvement in the health condition of separated craniopagus twins Jaga and Balia, the latter was taken out of the Neuro ICU and shifted to special ward at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), here.

Informing on the development Delhi AIIMS sources said Balia has been shifted out of the NICU today morning after significant sign of recovery. However, it cleared it that the child is still under ventilator and would be fed with liquid diet, only after he undergoes a medical process called “Tracheostomy”.

On the other hand, the health condition of Jaga is improving with a rapid pace and the medical authorities are changing his diet menu, on a regular basis. He is being served with different soups every day.

“Jaga is being given Dalia in his breakfast. His launch menu includes rice, dal and egg,” said a doctor treating the twin.

“Jaga enjoys watching songs and dance on mobile phones and responding to various gestures of his parents,” he added.

Jaga-Balia, the conjoined twins from Milipada village of Kandhamala district had undergone the second phase separation surgery on October 25 by a group of 20 surgeons, 10 anaesthesiologists, four faculties from Neurosurgery, three faculties Neuroanaesthesia, and three faculties from Cardiac Anaesthesia.

Kalinga TV had first brought the case of conjoined twin to fore in November 2016, and then on June 7, 2017 on Kalinga Bandhu programme.