New Delhi: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik enquired about the health condition of Jaga and Kalia- craniopagus twins– at All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), here on Sunday. in New Delhi today to enquire about the health conditions of Jaga and Kalia (Balia) today. The twins joined at the head were seperated on October 25, 2017 after a marathon surgery that lasted for over 11 hours at New Delhi AIIMS.
The chief minister discussed the health condition of the children and about their ongoing treatment with AIMS director Prof. Randeep Guleria and Prof. Ashok Mohapatra. The Professors explained that both the children are recuperating well and are being constantly monitored. They stated that while Jaga is far more stable, Kalia who is still under intensive care is improving gradually and they hope that he will also stabilize fast.
He thanked Prof. Guleria and Prof. Mohapatra and the entire team of doctors for performing an incredible job and for their untiring efforts in saving the precious lives of the two little children from Odisha.
During his visit to AIIMS, Patnaik met both the children – Jaga and Kalia – and provided some soft toys for them to play with. He also met the parents, Bhuyan Kanhar and Pushpanjali Kanhar. Both the parents expressed their gratitude to the chief minister for all the support that has been provided to them by government of Odisha.
The chief minister assured the parents that Odisha government will be happy to provide any further assistance as may be required by them. He also assured the director, AIIMS that government of Odisha would be pleased to provide all necessary support for the full treatment of the children and advised that they should be provided the best care and treatment.
On specific directions from chief minister the office of the chief resident commissioner, government of Odisha, is constantly monitoring, supervising and providing logistic support for the treatment of Jaga and Kalia at AIIMS.