Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Agra
Doctors at hospital said the twins were born with one liver, two hearts, two lungs, four hands and four legs.india Updated: Feb 05, 2016 16:28 IST
A 20-year-old woman gave birth to conjoined twins at a private hospital in Agra on Wednesday.
Doctors at hospital said the girls were born with one liver, two hearts, two lungs, four hands and four legs.
The twins were born to Mohini, wife of a labourer Pradeep. The woman was unconscious but fine, according to doctors.
Gynecologist Dr Shahsi Gupta, who along with Dr Sandeep Gupta handled the birth, claimed that ‘such twins are one in one lakh.”
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She said that the separation of twins was an expensive operation but it can be done .
“I don’t have enough money to take care of the twin but would do my best till the time they can manage to survive,” said Pradeep, father of twins.
Last year in November, a team of doctors at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh successfully separated two conjoined sisters — Jannat and Mannat —performing one of the rarest surgeries.
In another instance in Mumbai, conjoined twins Riddhi and Siddhi, who were surgically separated at BJ Wadia hospital in Parel in 2014, continue to live in the hospital. Members of the hospital staff told HT that the twins’ parents have not visited the hospital for more than a year, making them suspect that the family has abandoned the children. The girls were brought to the hospital from their village in Raigad district in May 2013 by social workers from Pratham, a not-for-profit group.
First Published: Feb 05, 2016 10:42 IST