Jaga & Kalia’ Return Date To Odisha To Be Announced In A Week: Min

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Bhubaneswar: Discharge of separated conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, has finally been confirmed.

Briefing mediapersons here on Tuesday, Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kumar Das said that the authorities of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack have made necessary arrangements for the treatment of Jaga-Kalia.

“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.

Asked about the date on which twins will be discharged from AIIMS, the minister said an announcement in this regard will be done in a week.

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

The twins 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.

Recently, the father of the twins Bhuyan Kanhar had told the media that he had requested the state government to make necessary arrangements to shift them to Odisha to allow him to look after his parents and two children in his native village Milipada in Kandhamal district.

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