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Nayagarh conjoined twins Ganga-Jamuna die of congenital abnormalities

Cuttack: The conjoined twins Ganga-Jamuma of Sarankul in Nayagarh district passed away on Wednesday, informed father of the twins today.

Father of the twin girls who were joined at stomach and chest said the duo breathed their last late last night as their heart stopped functioning.

Ganga-Jamuna were under strict medical supervision in the ICU of Sishu Bhawan after CT scan report revealed that they share one heart and liver.

Earlier, Dr Saroj Satpathy, Superintendent of Sishu Bhawan had also informed that the heart of the twins had some congenital problems.

Expressing deep grief over the death of the twins, Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena said doctors tried their best to save the lives of the babies. Jena cited that the main cause of their death is due to congenital abnormalities of the common heart shared by the twins.

The twins had been born to Kishore and Sumitra Dutta of Sarankul in Nayagarh district on December 1 at a private nursing home. They were shifted to Sishu Bhawan the next day.

The State Government had assured the couple to bear all medical expenses for the treatment of the twins.

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