2nd Phase Separation Surgery Of Jaga-Balia Begins At AIIMS In New Delhi

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New Delhi: The second phase cranial separation surgery of conjoined twins Jaga-Balia of Kandhamal district started today morning at AIIMS, New Delhi.

The Health Minister Pratap Jena told reporters that the second phase separation surgery of Jaga-Balia has begun at New Delhi AIIMS. The operation may take 25 to 27 hours. A 40-member team comprising of experts from different departments are engaged in the critical surgery.

Pratap Jena also requested the people of Odisha to pray Lord Jagannath for successful surgical separation of the conjoined twins.

Earlier on October 18, the health minister had confirmed that the duo was kept under observation and after their condition improves, a decision on the next phase of surgery will be taken by the doctors of AIIMS, New Delhi.

He had also said that a renowned surgeon from US who is a pioneer in cranial separation surgery was contacted.

The doctors had informed that the second phase surgery of the twins was scheduled to be performed in mid-October. However, the operation was postponed since Jaga was suffering from blood shortage and congestion in chest.

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