Success of Conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia

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World Record in Surgery; Success of Conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia

 

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 CM praises extraordinary work by Odia doctors

 

Bhubaneswar,26/10/17:Good news for the people of Odisha, the surgery of Kandhamal’s conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia was reportedly been successful to separate the twins who had undergone the second phase of cranial separation surgery for over 12 hours today at the AIIMS, New Delhi.

 

This has been informed by Odisha’s Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena that the condition of the separated twins is stable and the surgery which was expected to last for over 24 hours, only took 12 hours and it was successful to separate the twins.

 

It seems as the surgery of the conjoined twins went successful for the prayers been offered by the people of Odisha for which the duo’s condition is stable.

 

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also greeted the team of doctors for their successful surgery of the twins and offered prayers before Lord Jagannath for the speedy recovery of Jaga-Kalia.

 

It was earlier thought that the operation would last at least 24 hours or more, but it took only 12 hours to successfully separate the duo. 

 

Conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia’s Anaesthesia started at 6.00 a.m and surgery at 9.30 a.m on Wednesday. There were 20 surgeons and 10 anesthesiologists during the 16 hours surgery and 20 hours anaesthesia, informed AIIMS, New Delhi, in a press conference.

 

 

The team was led by Prof. A.K Mohapatra, Chief of Neurosciences Centre and Professor of Neurosurgery at AIIMS, including 4 faculties from Neurosurgery, 3 faculties Neuroanaesthesia and 3 faculties from Cardiac Anaesthesia and more than 20 residents of Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery and Neuroanesthesia.

 

The twins were separated around 8.45 p.m and for covering the brain and use of skin flap and graft took 4-5 hours. One of the babies was shifted to ICU at 11.45 p.m and another baby at 2.30 a.m. 

 

 

Both the babies are stable and kept in ICU under the care of Neuroanesthesia, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Critical care, Cardiac Anaesthesia, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatric Neurology.

 

It was a teamwork of 40 doctors, 20 nurses and many others, paramedical staff.

 

Four Odia doctors AK Mahapatra, Mihir Prakash Pandia, Girija Prasad Rath and Sambhu Nath Das were in the team of doctors that conducted the separation surgery of the Kandhamal’s conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia at AIIMS, New Delhi.

 

Meanwhile, CM Naveen Patnaik has praised the extraordinary work by Dr AK Mahapatra & team in separation surgery of conjoined Jaga & Kalia at AIIMS.

 

There will be no constraint in assistance for the twins for who is praying, said CM.

 

 

 

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