Bhubaneswar :4/9/17: The conjoined twins of Odisha, Jaga and Kalia, are expected to undergo the second phase of surgery to separate their heads some time in middle of October at the AIIMS, New Delhi.
The twins from Kandhamal district in Odisha, are craniopagus conjoined twins who are joined at the head. This is a very rare condition.
It’s pertinent to note here that Odiaha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier taken the initiative in coming to the rescue of conjoined twins by sanctioning Rs one crore from the Chief Ministers Relief Fund for the surgery.
“The health condition of Jaga-Kalia is fine after first surgery at the AIIMS in New Delhi. They are expected to go for the crucial second surgery after one-and-a-half months,” Odisha Health Minister P K Jena told reporters here.
The twins hailed from a poor family in Milipada village of Phiringia block in the tribal-dominated Kandhamal district.
Meanwhile, a mass prayer was offered to Lord Jagannath by an organisation at a local temple yesterday for the speedy recovery of Jaga and Kalia.