Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik praises doctors for successful surgery of Conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia

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Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik praises extraordinary work by Dr AK Mahapatra & team in separation surgery of conjoined Jaga & Kalia at AIIMS, New Delhi; says there will be no constraint in assistance for the twins for whom Odisha is praying.


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


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.

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