Kalia Of Separated Conjoined Twins Of Odisha Dies In SCB Hospital

Cuttack: One of the separated conjoined twins of Kandhamal district, Kalia died in SCB Medical College and Hospital, here on Wednesday.

Emergency Officer of the hospital Bhubanananda Maharana said Kalia was in critical condition for the last two days. A team of experts from different departments were engaged in reviving the condition of Kalia who was on ventilator support. But he finally succumbed.

Earlier in the evening, Superintendent of the SCB Hospital, Lucy Das said his condition was critical.

The twins, Jaga and Kalia, were joined at head since birth. Following the state government’s intervention and funding, they underwent a complicated surgery for 21 hours in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi in October 2017. They stayed in the AIIMS for two years to enable the doctors to keep an eye on the progress of their health condition before coming to Odisha in 2019.

They were undergoing treatment in SCB Hospital. But the health condition of Kalia started deteriorating in the last few months. However, the doctors in the hospital said the condition of Jaga was stable.

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