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Minister Pratap Jena to visit Jaga-Kalia tomorrow with a medical team from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Pratap Jena, Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Law, I&PR, Odisha will visit New Delhi AIIMS tomorrow to have discussions with the authorities regarding the health condition of Jaga-Kalia.A five member Medical Expert team comprising of Dr. Sanjeeb Mishra, HOD, Neuro-Surgery, SCB, Prof. Saroj Satpathy, Suptd. SVPPGIP, Cuttack, Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty, Assoc. Prof., Medicine AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Pruthiraj Singh, Asst. Prof. Plastic Surgery, SCB, Dr. Jagmohan Mishra, Prof., Surgery, SCB are accompanying the Minister, sources said.Notably, Odisha Government is bearing all the medical expenses spent for the treatment of Jaga and Kalia who had undergone two phases of cranial separation surgery.The twins belonging to Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district were shifted to the AIIMS on July 13. Their parents Bhuiya Kanhar and Pushpanjali had expressed inability to treat them due to financial reason. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sanctioned Rs 1 crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for treatment of the twins. 

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