Rumi Akter Polly of DOT
Rabeya and Rukaya, the conjoined twins born with joint heads are now out of major danger after their successful operation’s 8th day in the city’s Combined Military Hospital (CMH), reports BSS.
At a press briefing, organised by the CMH at its conference room, the information came out.
CMH Commandant Brigadier General Taufiqul Hasan, Dr Samanto Lal Sen, Dr Habib E Millat, Major General M Fashiur Rahman from DGMS spoke at the briefing.
Hungarian doctors Dr Andres Csokay and Dr Marcel also spoke there.
On August 2, the 33-hour long surgery which separated their skulls and brains, ended where more than hundred surgeons and anesthetists from home and abroad took part.
With the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Defenceless People Foundation’s (ADPF), the Hungarian government’s an agency’s support, the conjoined twins’ surgery was done.
Experts from Hungary, the Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute, the Heart Foundation, the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital and the Dhaka Shishu Hospital participated in this critical surgery.
The surgery was coordinated by the Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute’s Chief Coordinator Dr Samanta Lal Sen.
The doctors mentioned that Rabeya and Rukaya, from the Pabna’s rural northwestern district were stated to be stable after the final separation.
The doctors said, “Another surgery will be done after two to three months later,” adding that this type of joint work would strengthen the bilateral relations between both the countries.
The three-year old twins suffered from a rare embryological disorder affecting an estimated one in every five to six million births.