Jaga, Kalia To Arrive In Odisha On Sept 7

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday confirmed the return of separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia from New Delhi.

Briefing mediapersons here, Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Kishore Das said that the twins, accompanied by a team of doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and some staff of Odisha Bhawan, will board Rajdhani Express on September 6 and arrive in Cuttack the next day.

The minister said that the authorities of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack have made necessary arrangements for the treatment of the twins.

“The twins will be admitted to the special cabin in the neurosurgery ward reserved for MPs and MLAs while a six-member team with specialists from neurosurgery, neurology, surgery and paediatrics departments have been formed for their treatment,” he added.

Notably, the state government decided to shift the twins to the SCB after the authorities of the AIIMS-Bhubaneswar expressed reluctance due to lack of necessary facilities for their treatment.

The twins of Milipada village in Kandhamal district have been undergoing treatment at AIIMS, New Delhi, after being successfully separated in an 11-hour marathon surgery by a team of 30 specialists from neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia and plastic surgery departments on October 25, 2017.

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