Separated twins Jaga, Kalia can now be treated in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Kandhamal’s separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia are to be treated with special nursing care which can be provided in Odisha, informed Prof Dr Ashok Mohapatra, former HOD, Neurosurgery Department at AIIMS, New Delhi.

“A collective decision has been taken at the AIIMS that the twins need nursing care for their further treatment and there is no more requirement of specialized doctors. Nearly 99 per cent of Kalia’s skin has been healed while there is nearly 5 per cent problem in Jaga’s skin. They both need nursing care,” said Dr Mohapatra.

He further said Jaga has almost recovered after the surgery; so, there is no issue in taking him to his native place in Kandhamal. But Kalia needs some more time to recover fully; and he may be kept in hospital for two more months.

“We think the chances of their recovery are high if they stay near their homes. It is a long process and they have already spent four months at AIIMS after the surgery and have recovered well. Therefore, further nursing care can be provided to the twins in Odisha,” said Mohapatra.


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