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After Jaga-Kalia, another conjoined twins born in Odisha


Nayagarh: While people of Odisha are praying for speedy recovery of conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia who were recently separated at AIIMS in New Delhi, one more conjoined twins were born in Nayagarh district.

A woman gave birth to twin baby girls joined at stomach at Khalipatana near Sarankula here on Friday.

The twin newborn girls were shifted to Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack for treatment.

According to reports, Sumitra Dutta (22) was admitted to a private clinic in Nayagarh in the morning yesterday following labour pain. She delivered the twins, who are joined at stomach. The babies were born at around 8 pm.

Following the delivery, a huge crowd gathered outside the clinic to see the conjoined girls joined at stomach.

However, the doctors referred the twins to be admitted to Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack for better treatment as their condition was not well.

The state government has assured to bear medical expenses of newborn twins joined at stomach.

“The government will bear medical expenses of the conjoined twins and treatment outside the state will be made if required,” said Health Minister Pratap Jena who visited Sishu Bhawan to review health condition of the newborns in Cuttack today.

The father of the conjoined twins Kishore Kumar Dutta of Khalipatna village under Sarankula police limits seeks government assistance that was made in case of Jaga-Kalia for surgery.

“The doctors are looking after the baby girls since last night. The condition of one is stated to be down. I am hoping for the best,” Kishore told media persons in Cuttack.

Kishore is a security guard at a private firm and does not earn much and can’t even contemplate such a costly operation.

“I am getting about Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 per month. I can’t save my babies with the meagre amount. If the government helps my daughters as they did in the case of Jaga-Kalia, it would come as a blessing,” said the devastated father, with tears rolling down his cheeks.

Sumitra said she hopes her twins would be saved with the blessings of God.

“It would have been better if I would had been blessed with two daughters. Now it is up to God as to what will happen to my twins. I hope a miracle happens as it was for Jaga and Kalia,” she added.

Notably, Kandhamal conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia, who were joined at head, were recently separated by a team of doctors at AIIMS following two surgeries. While the condition of Jaga is found better, Kalia is now out of ventilator. The prayers poured in for the wellbeing of the separated twins following two major surgeries.