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Jaga-Balia Returns Odisha

Cuttack:7/98/19: After two years of rigorous treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, separated conjoined twins Jaga and Balia returned Odisha today.

The separated conjoined twins along with their parents reached Cuttack railway station this afternoon.

The duo will be admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack where their treatment would be carried out under the supervision of a six-member team of doctors inside a special cabin set up in the hospital, informed sources.

A team of doctors from AIIMS as well as SCB and officials of Odisha Bhawan in Delhi has accompanied Jaga and Balia to Odisha.

The State government had made extensive arrangements for their safe return and ensured that it will oversee the complete treatment of the twins in Cuttack SCB till they grow fit.

It is pertinent to mention here that, born to Bhuan Kanhar and Puspanjali Kanhar of Milipada in Kandhamal district, the twins, suffering from a rare craniopagus disorder, were admitted for treatment to Delhi AIIMS on July 13, 2017 with the help of Odisha government.

A special team of doctors performed two phases of marathon cranial separation surgeries- one on August 28 and the second on October 25, 2019 to separate the conjoined twins.

About Ashok Palit

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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