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Watch one of Odisha twins Jaga playing, consuming food at AIIMS


Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: One of the recently separated conjoined twins Jaga is stated to be in good condition while Kalia is still in ICU following surgery at AIIMS in New Delhi.

According latest updates by AIIMS authorities, Jaga is playing with doctors and consuming food on his own on the bed.

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The condition of Kalia is stable and his mother was allowed to enter and stand near her son in ICU, sources said.

On the other hand, the people in Odisha are praying for the speedy recovery of Jaga and Kalia post surgery.

The conjoined twins were separated following a 16-hour complicated surgery by a 30-member team of doctors at AIIMS on October 25.

They were taken to AIIMS on July 14 from Milipada village in Kandhamal district of Odisha.

The first phase of the surgery was done on August 28, which included experts from Japan as well.

As part of the first phase, a new bypass technique was used for the first time on the twins.

Ahead of the surgery, the twins had to undergo numerous tests.

While conjoined twins are known to occur in about every 2,00,000 births, craniopagus twins are rarer, accounting for about only two per cent.

The Odisha government has sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the surgery at AIIMS.