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Nayagarh Twins Ganga-Jamuna: Father Appeals To Save At Least One Child


05 December 2017

OMMCOM NEWS


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Cuttack: The doctors at SCB are on their toes providing all essential supportive care to the thoracopagus conjoined sisters of Nayagarh, trying to stabilize them. The twins, christened as Ganga Jamuna are in ICU of Sishu Bhavan and are said to share a heart and liver.

Kishore Dutta, the father of the twins has appealed to save at least one daughter.

“I would be happy and content if both my daughters are saved. The doctors should take more time,try more tests and experiments to save both but if it is not possible, they should save at least one of my daughters,” said the father.

But Paediatrics HoD at Sishu Bhavan, Prof Saroj Kumar Satpahy has a different view altogether. “We cannot go by what people want; we have to see the technicalities. The condition of the conjoined sisters is very critical.”

“With such vital organs being shared, it is very difficult to say something at this early stage. It is imperative to cross a few months of stability before thinking of any kind of surgery as it is a very difficult operation.”

When asked about the transfer of the conjoined sisters, he retorted, “The patient is not in a condition to be transferred anywhere.”

The twin sisters, less than four-day-old, were brought to the hospital on Friday, within 24 hours of birth and a team of 12 doctors are monitoring their condition.

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Kishore Dutta, Father Of Ganga Jamuna

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Saroj Kumar Satpathy, HOD, Paediatrics