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Kalia's Condition Much Better, Says SCB Doc

11 October 2019

Bikash Sharma

Cuttack: Condition of one of the separated conjoined twins-Kalia is much better, informed Prof Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Head of Neurosurgery Department, SCB Medical College and Hospital.

"His infection has gradually come down and so also the fever. He is likely to be cured of fever in two-three days. His condition is much better than before since he doesn't need ventilator support more often," said Mishra talking to reporters.

He pointed out that when Kalia had arrived at SCB from AIIMS his condition was not good, he was having fever and was suffering from dystonia (a state of abnormal muscle tone resulting in muscular spasm and abnormal posture).

"After undergoing treatment here his condition had improved but suddenly again fever relapsed with infection due to congestion in his chest. We had to put him on ventilator intermittently for few days," Mishra added.

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.

Kalia had to be put on ventilator as his condition had turned critical as he suffered from pneumonia.

Prof Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, HOD, Neurosurgery, SCB Medical College & Hospital