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Odisha twins Jaga-Kalia now fit for discharge: Report


Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia, who are currently undergoing treatment at AIIMS, New Delhi, are now clinically perfect, said a report submitted by the hospital to the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST).

The report further stated that no cranioplasty (neuro-surgical operation) is needed on the duo for next five years and the two can be discharged from the medical. Both can be shifted to their home state for rehabilitation care, it added.

Medicals in Odisha including the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar are well-equipped to take care of the twins, the report said.

“We shall be happy to provide guidance/care to the children at suitable point of time for their best outcome,” said senior administrative officer (coordination cell) of AIIMS, Deo Nath Sah.

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.