Separated conjoined twins Jaga & Balia to arrive Odisha on Sept 7

Bhubaneswar: Separated conjoined twins of Odisha Jaga and Balia , who have been undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi since last two years, will return to the State on September 7.

Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das told reporters that Jaga and Balia will be discharged from Delhi AIIMS on September 6 and brought to Odisha through New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express on September 7.

The twins, after their arrival in Odisha, will be admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, said the Health Minister.

A team of doctors from Delhi AIIMS will also accompany Jaga & Balia and their parents to Odisha, added the Health Minister saying that the State Government will bear all the medical expenses of the twins.

Jaga and Balia, hailing from Milipada village in Kandhamal district, were craniopagus conjoined twins joined at the head, a very rare occurrence.

The twins were successfully separated after an 18-hour-long surgery at AIIMS in the national capital on October 2017. The duo and their parents have been staying at the AIIMS since then.

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