Separated After Birth: Health Minister Pratap Jena Meets Jaga-Balia At AIIMS, New Delhi


New Delhi: Health Minister Pratap Jena today met Jaga-Balia at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here for the first time after their separation surgery and inquired about the health condition of the twins from Kandhamal.

The Health Minister met the twins at the ICU of the premier hospital in the presence of Head of Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS, Dr. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra.

The twin’s mother Pushpanjali Kanhara also met them for the first time after their second phase operation.

The AIIMS authorities had on October 31 informed that the babies were stable and doing well. They are still in ICU and a team of 15 Consultants, 10 Resident and several Plastic Surgeons are taking care of the very, very special twins under the supervision of Professor Ashok Kumar Mahapatra and Dr. Deepak Kumar Gupta.

The press release also revealed that Jaga is responding to commands and on hemodialysis to support his compromised kidney function. Their condition is likely to improve slowly in the coming 15 days and doctors hope that they will be in the ICU for 7-10 days or might be for a few more days depending on their condition.


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