Cuttack: Odisha government today announced that it would bear all the medical expenses of the newborn conjoined twins of Nayagarh district.
Health Minister Pratap Jena visited the babies conjoined at chest and abdomen undergoing treatment at Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack after getting information about the conjoined babies and held discussions with the doctors and took stock of their health condition.
“A 12-member doctor team will be formed for the treatment of the babies and experts will be called if necessary. The state government will provide all sorts of help, both financial and medical, for the treatment of the ttwins,” said Pratap Jena after visiting the babies.
Meanwhile, Kishore Kumar Dutta, the father of the twins said that the two baby girls will be named Ganga and Jamuna.
Kishore Kumar Dutta’s wife Sumitra Dutta gave birth to the conjoined twins in a private nursing home in Nayagarh on November 1.
Later, the conjoined twins were shifted the District Headquarters Hospital and kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). However, the attending doctors referred the duo to Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack as their health condition was not good.
The newborn conjoined girls are the second conjoined twins in Odisha after Kandhamal’s Jaga-Balia, who are undergoing treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi after their separation surgery.