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Shishu Bhawan docs worried over unstable condition of Nayagarh conjoined twin sisters




 With no improvement yet in the health condition of the Nayagarh conjoined twin sister Ganga-Jamuna, doctors at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics (SVPPGIP) or Sishu Bhawan are in a dilemma to go for surgery on them to separate them.

Sishu Bhawan Superintendent Prof. Saroj Satapathy said at press conference that no improvement has been noticed in their health condition so far.

The doctors will think about surgery or shifting elsewhere for the same only after improvement in their health condition, he added.

Beside sharing common heart and liver, the conjoined twin too have a defective heart with abnormal blood vessels and also Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) for which a very long and complex surgery is needed, Prof. Satapathy said adding, “Surgery is impossible at this stage.”

“The conjoined twin sisters are too young and much under-weight to withstand the anaesthesia required for the surgery,” Prof. Satapathy said and added that at least 6 to 7 months more are required to raise their weight to 9 kilogram.

Doctors are keeping a close watch as their condition is unstable with low oxygen saturation, he said.

“Besides providing oxygen whenever required, their diet amount is also being enhanced,” he informed.

Notably, the conjoined sisters born to Kishore and Sumitra Dutta of Khalipatana under Sarankula police station in a private nursing home at Nayagarhon December 1 were referred to Sishu Bhawan.

Authorities of Sishu Bhawan on the next day had formed a special team of 12 doctors headed by Dr PK Jena, HoD, Paediatric Surgery Department, to treat the newborns after Health Minister announced their treatment free of cost.






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