Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena meets Jaga-Kalia, Jaga-Kalia to stay at New Delhi AIIMS for few more days

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New Delhi: Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena accompanied by a five-member medical expert team on Friday met Kandhamal’s separated twins Jaga-Kalia at New Delhi AIIMS.

Minister Pratap Jena on Friday ruled out an immediate discharge of Kandhamal conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. Jena, who reviewed the health conditions of the surgically-separated twins with the help of a five-member expert team from the State which accompanied him to New Delhi, rather advised for a few more days’ stay for Jaga and Kalia in the hospital before discharge.
The expert team had a detailed discussion with the doctors treating the twins.

“We are very happy that Jaga has improved. But as far as Kalia is concerned, his health has not improved significantly. He needs more medical care, for which we have requested the AIIMS authorities to allow them to stay for some more time,” said Jena while speaking to mediapersons.

It should be noted that the twins belonging to Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district were shifted to the AIIMS on July 14. The Odisha Government is bearing all the medical expenses spent for the treatment of Jaga and Kalia.

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