Separated Conjoined Twins Jaga & Kalia To Return To Odisha Soon

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Separated conjoined twins, Jaga and Kalia, who underwent a rare successful cranial separation surgery at the Neurosciences Centre of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in October 2017 will soon be returning to Odisha.

This was informed by the National Health Mission (NHM) Odisha MD Shalini Pandit today after talking to doctors at the Hospital.

“The AIIMS New Delhi team said that the twins are now ready to get discharged from the hospital. Though no dates have been finalized yet for the return of the twins, the AIIMS New Delhi will soon issue an advisory to the Odisha Government regarding the mode of transportation for their shifting. Necessary arrangements will be made by the Government accordingly,” said Pandit.

She further informed that a medical team from AIIMS, New Delhi will accompany the twins during the shifting. Once in Odisha, they will be admitted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar and will be discharged to go home after complete recovery.

Noteworthy, the craniopagus twins from Kandhamal district were taken to AIIMS, New Delhi on July 13, 2017, where a team of 40 doctors including experts from Japan conducted the 24-hour-long first phase of surgery later on August 28.

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.

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