These adorable formerly conjoined twins – named Jaga and Kalia – have been given a clean bill of health and told they can go home following a rare and successful separation surgery.
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The conjoined twins were separated at the Neurosciences Centre of the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the northern Indian capital territory Delhi.
Reports said that a team of around 40 specialists, including plastic surgeons for when the separation was completed, took part in the procedure on 28th August last year.
The final separation took place on 25th October with a team of around 30 experts, according to reports.
The parents have now been told that the twins are “clinically well” and can return to their home in the eastern state of Odisha as the tots no longer require ICU treatment.
An Odisha government source told local media that the twins will probably return before the end of June as the state authorities make the necessary arrangements for the twins’ follow-up treatment.
Odisha officials also want the youngsters to make the long journey back to the state by air rather than overland due to the expected heatwave conditions.
They have also requested that an AIIMS specialist accompanies the family on the trip back to their home state as a precautionary measure.
Experts in Delhi are currently passing on all relevant information related to diet, physiotherapy and medication to facilitate an easy transition.
Odisha officials also want AIIMS experts to fit the tots with specialised helmets due to their current skull defects.