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Kalia On Ventilator, Delhi AIIMS Docs Consulted


28 September 2019

Bikash Sharma


Cuttack:  Condition of one of the separated conjoined twins-Kalia remains to be critical as he suffers from pneumonia and he has been put on a ventilator at the SCB Medical College & Hospital (SCBMC & H) here.

“Kalia’s condition remains to be critical since yesterday.  He has been put on ventilator. However, his vital parameters are stable,” informed Dr Bhubananda Moharana, Emergency Medical Officer, SCBMC & H speaking to newsmen.

Moharana said that doctors of AIIMS who had the Jaga-Kalia case were apprised of Kalia’s vital parameters through video conferencing.

“Today at around 9 AM Prof Dr Sudhanshu Mishra, Prof Dr Sanjeev Mishra, Dr Gyana Behera of the department of Paediatrics and other members of his team held a thorough discussion with Dr Gupta and others of AIIMS who had handled this case. They were apprised about Kalia’s parameters. It was agreed that there would be no change in drugs being administered to Kalia. However, they have advised for some investigations. After investigations are over we will again get in touch with them for their advice,” Moharana further informed.

Jaga and Kalia, the separated conjoined twins who returned to Odisha  on September 7 after two years of undergoing treatment at AIIMS New Delhi were later admitted to SCB Hospital.

A six-member team comprising of experts from the departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Surgery and Paediatrics has been assigned to ensure proper treatment of the two at the hospital. 

Dr Bhubananda Maharana, Emergency Officer, SCB, Cuttack