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Ranpur MLA visits Ganga-Jamuna at Sishu Bhavan

Cutatck: Ranpur MLA Rabi Narayan Mohapatra today visited Ganga-Jamuna, the twins joined from the stomach, at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics (Sishu Bhavan) in Cuttack and enquired about the condition of the newborns.

The conjoined twins were born to Kishore Datta and Sumitra of Khadipatna village in Ranpur area at a private nursing home on Friday in Nayagarh.

Meanwhile, the twins will undergo more tests in the next few days, before the option of life-saving operation is derived. At present, the infants are under a 12-member team of doctors' supervision.

Ganga and Jamuna are thoracopagus twins, who are fused at the thorax (chest and the upper abdomen). The chances of such births are one in 10 lakh, sources said.
The twins were brought to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in a special ambulance to undergo several tests including X-ray, body CT scan, ultrasound and echo and were have been kept in the ICU of the sick newborn care unit.

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