Bhubaneswar, Nov 26: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed deep condolences on the sad demise of one of the separated conjoined twins, Kalia, at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on Wednesday night.
Taking to twitter, the CM said, “Despite the relentless efforts of the doctors and the best treatment, the demise of Kalia is extremely saddening. May God bless the bereaved family members with patience to bear the tragedy. I pray God for the salvation of Kalia’s soul and wish for the well-being and best health of Jaga.”
Jaga and Kalia, the conjoined twins who were separated after surgery in 2017, at AIIMS, New Delhi had earlier arrived in Odisha last year after spending more than two years in Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). They were being treated kept at SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack. Doctors, however, said that the health condition of Jaga is stable.
Notably, the craniopagus twins, hailing from Milipada village in Kandhamal district, were joined at head and were separated by a team of doctors at the AIIMS, New Delhi after a marathon 21-hour surgery in October 2017.