New Delhi: After the first successful craniopagus conjoined twins separation surgery from India wherein both the babies have survived, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said the doctors of AIIMS have demonstrated extraordinary talent, expertise, determination and compassion in achieving it.
The twins cojoined at the head suffered with a rare condition that is present in one out of 25 lakh births and poses 80 per cent risk to the lives of children involved.
“This is the first successful craniopagus conjoined twin separation surgery from India wherein both children have survived…Worldwide only 10 to 15 children have survived after such surgical separation in the past 50 years. This is an extremely rare condition,” Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today applauding the AIIMS team for their feat.
Applauding this rare feat, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that the doctors of AIIMS have demonstrated extraordinary talent, expertise, determination and compassion in achieving it. This is the result of meticulous planning and precision of thinking.
Taking to twitter he stated
दुनिया में पिछले 50 सालों में इस तरह के जो भी केस सामने आए हैं उनमें से केवल 10 से 15 बच्चे ही जीवित हैं। लेकिन #एम्स के डाॅक्टरों ने इस कठिन काम को कर दिखाया। मैं एम्स के डॉक्टरों को उनकी इस कामयाबी के लिए हृदय से बधाई देता हूं ।@PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA @Naveen_Odisha #AIIMS pic.twitter.com/ngRyMNKlum
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) September 6, 2019
A team of 75 Doctors and 50 nurses worked on the case. The doctors employed all modern adjuncts of technology for the surgical planning, including 3D print model technology for brain and skull model development, venous bypass, staged surgeries and continuous postoperative care. While Jagga is normal, Balia cannot speak yet and would need prolonged rehabilitation.