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Condition of conjoined twins — Jaga and Kalia — from Odisha was today “critical”

Newdelhi:26/10/17: The condition of conjoined twins — Jaga and Kalia — from Odisha was today “critical” after a marathon surgery to separate them by a team of doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, a senior doctor at the hospital said.

The 28-month-old twins, who were joined from their heads, were successfully separated after an 18-hour-long surgery which started at 9:00 am yesterday and ended at 3:00 am today, he said.

According to the doctor, the twins are on ventilator and their condition is critical. They are under observation and are being monitored by a team of experts constantly. They are also being given blood transfusion continuously.

A team of about 30 specialists from the institute’s neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia and plastic surgery departments performed the second phase of the marathon surgery.

The twins, hailing from Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district in Odisha, are craniopagus conjoined twins, joined at the heads. This is a very rare condition, a senior doctor had said.

The first phase of the surgery was performed on August 28 when the doctors created venous bypass to separate the veins shared by the babies that returns blood to the heart from the brain.

The conjoined twins were admitted in the AIIMS on July 13.

A K Mahapatra, the chief of the neurosciences centre, earlier had said the twins suffer from the condition which afflicts one in 30 lakh children, of which 50 per cent die either at birth or within 24 hours.

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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