06 September 2019
Cuttack: Kandhamal twins Jaga and Balia have been discharged from Delhi AIIMS on Thursday and will reach tomorrow afternoon. Both Odisha Government and on its direction SCB Medical College and Hospital are all ready to receive the previously conjoined twins.
Jaga-Balia and their parents will be accompanied by an AIIMS doctors’ team and Delhi-based Odisha Bhawan staff. A two member team from SCB, which had left for the national capital a few days ago, is also accompanying them.
Pramod Kumar Meherta, Health Secretary, said, “A formal check-up will be conducted when they arrive at SCB tomorrow. Accordingly, they will be given necessary treatment. But we strongly believe, based on their condition, that they would not need intensive care. Also, a special cabin has been allotted for them.”
C B K Mahanty, SCB Superitendent, also spoke on Jaga-Balia’s much awaited return. He said, “The Rajdhani Express with the twins on-board will arrive at 3.02 pm. The two SCB doctors accompanying Jaga-Balia are keeping a regular track of their health. The AIIMS doctors’ team will give guidelines for further treatment, and we will follow accordingly.”
Notably, the conjoined twins had been separated after a 12-hour long marathon surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi in October 2017. They had been under observation since then.