One of the craniopagus twins who were conjoined at the head has opened eyes four days after a miraculous surgery to separate them at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital.
Two-year-old Jaga, who is on a dialysis due to kidney issues has also responded to the commands given by doctors and moved his legs and hands.
The doctors at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital are happy with the twin’s progress. However, another baby Kalia is still unconscious and suffering seizures.
Jaga and Kalia were born conjoined with shared vessels and brain tissues. It took 16 hours marathon operation and a team of 30 doctors to separate them at the state-run Delhi hospital.
The first phase of the surgery was performed on August 28 when the doctors created venous bypass to separate the veins shared by the babies that returns blood to the heart from the brain.
The conjoined twins were admitted to AIIMS on July 13 from Milipada village in Kandhamal district of Odisha.
For the treatment of the twins, the Odisha government has sanctioned Rs 1 crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF).