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Health News of Tuesday, 12 June 2018


KATH doctors begin processes to separate conjoined twins

Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have begun examining conjoined twins delivered at the Ejura Government Hospital to enable them separate the babies.

Though the babies, both females have separate heads, chest and limbs they are joined at the abdomen.

News of the unusual birth drew large numbers from the community who trooped to the hospital hoping to catch a glimpse of the babies.

The twins were on Monday morning referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for medics there to determine further medical procedure to separate the babies.

The babies are currently receiving medical attention.

Ultimate News’ Ivan Heathcote–Fumador who has been following the story reported that the doctors are yet to start the procedure to separate the babies but believe both babies can be saved.

According to him, doctors at the facility believe that since the conjoined twins do not share vital organs, they have high chances of survival.

Heathcote–Fumador added that the mother is being monitored by health workers at the Ejura Government Hospital.