Conjoined twins ready to go home after surgery

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New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Formerly conjoined twins, Sita and Gita, who were separated at Delhi's Batra Hospital earlier in April, are now ready to be sent home.

The twins were separated by a team of 27 doctors comprising of paediatric surgeons, orthopaedists, plastic surgeons and critical care specialists on April 5 in a surgery which took over 14 hours.

"After the surgery, the twins were in intensive care for a few days. They were later on shifted to the wards. Nutritionally, weight-wise, diet-wise, they are progressing very well," said Dr Sanjeev Bagai, CEO of Batra Hospital and Research Centre.

The doctors at the Batra Hosptial have linked with a local hospital in Patna to keep tabs on the twins, as they will betaken over there after being discharged from the hospital.

"Earlier, it used to be so much trouble holding them. I am elated now. It's easier to hold them now. Me and my husband hold each of them," said Nirmala, mother of the twins.

The twins will be brought back to New Delhi later this year for a regular check-up.

Sita and Gita had common intestinal and urinary tracts. Parts of their pelvises, spines, hipbones and legs were also fused.

The surgery involved separating their spinal cords, pelvises and genitals, reproductive and urinary tracts. (ANI)

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