‘One of Kandhamal conjoined twins keeping unwell’

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Jaga, one of the conjoined twins from Kandhamal, is not keeping well after the first-phase surgery conducted at AIIMS in New Delhi, informed Health Minister Pratap Jena here on Wednesday, adding, the condition of Balia is stable.

He said they have been kept under observation and a decision on the second-phase cranial separation surgery will be taken after Jaga’s condition improves. “We have contacted a renowned surgeon from the United States who is a pioneer in cranial separation surgery. The state government bear all expenditure for the surgery,” Jena said.

The 28-month-old twins were taken to AIIMS on July 13 and a team of 40 doctors conducted the 20-hour-long surgery on them on August 29.

Earlier, the state government had sanctioned Rs 1 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for the treatment of the twins.

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