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Much-awaited surgery on conjoined twins Jaga-Balia was performed at All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Bhubaneswar:28/8/17: The much-awaited surgery on conjoined twins Jaga-Balia (Honey and Singh) of Odisha’s Kandhamal district was performed at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi today.

Sources said as many as 40 doctors including a team of experts from Japan were engaged in the much-talked about operation that began at 9 am this morning.

K. Taki Jawa, a renowned Japanese physician, is leading the 40-member team to separate the siamese twins.

Speaking to media persons here today, State Health Minister Pratap Jena said that the surgery started at about 9 am today. Apart from experts from Japan, specialists in neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, cardiology and paediatrics have been roped in to carry out the surgery.

Odia doctor Ashok Kumar Mohapatra, a professor of neurosurgery at the AIIMS, Delhi is one of the key members of the team carrying out the operation.

Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to Mohapatra about the ongoing separation surgery by assuring the State is ready to support in all possible way to make the operation successful.

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