Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena will visit AIIMS, New Delhi tomorrow to hold discussion with concerned authorities over discharge of separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia, who are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital, said Jena speaking to reporters here today.
The minister would be accompanied by a five-member expert team comprising of Sanjeeb Mishra, HOD, Neurosurgery, SCB Medical College & Hospital; Saroj Satapathy, Superintendent, Sishu Bhavan; Rashmi Mohanty, Associate Professor, Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar; Prithviraj Singh, Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, SCBMCH and Jagmohan Mishra, Professor, Surgery, SCBMCH.
“The condition of Jaga and Kalia has improved a lot. I will visit AIIMS, New Delhi tomorrow and have discussion with the concerned doctors over the possibility of bringing the twins back to Odisha. If necessary, the duo will stay at the hospital for few more days for further treatment,” the minister said.
Notably, the craniopagus conjoined twins hailing from Milipada village in Kandhamal district were separated by a team of doctors after a 21-hour-long surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi in October, last year. The historic surgery had created a new chapter in Indian medical science.