Bhubaneswar: In a good news for millions of well-wishers across the world, Kalia, one of the conjoined twins from Odisha, was taken off ventilator today at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
According to AIIMS, Kalia, whose health condition was not well since the second phase separation surgery on October 25, was taken out of ventilator support following signs of improvement in his health.
The premier hospital further informed that Kalia has been taken to ICU is being given semi-liquid food like milk and honey through a feeding tube up his nose.
On the hand, Jaga, who was earlier taken out of ventilator, shows good improvement in his health and able to recognise his parents.
A team of doctors at the hospital had successfully conducted 22-hour-long craniopagus surgery to separate Jaga and Kalia on Oct 25 and 26.
The twins hailing from Milipada village Kandhamal district were brought to the AIIMS on July 14.
The first phase of the surgery comprising a team of around 30 specialists from the institute’s neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia departments performed the marathon surgery August 28.