Other States

Conjoined twins fight for life in Jaipur

In a rare occurrence, a woman delivered twin baby boys, joined at the head, in a hospital in Tonk, about 90 km from here, on early Wednesday morning.

The twins, born to Arsi (24), are Dicephalic Parapagus, meaning they have separate heads but are joined from the neck down.

According to doctors, such an occurrence is extremely rare, with this being only the third known case in India and the first ever in Rajasthan.

The twins have a single heart, a single stomach with two food pipes, and two nervous systems.

Doctors at the city’s J.K. Lone paediatric hospital, where the twins were brought on Wednesday, say the twins are inoperable. However, they have not ruled out the chances of them surviving.

“They are inoperable and cannot be operated upon anywhere in the world,” S.D. Harma, Superintendent, J.K. Lone hospital, told The Hindu.

“We have constituted an expert team and they are examining the twins under my supervision to find out the possible course of treatment,” said Dr. Sharma.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 31, 2020 8:25:49 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/conjoined-twins-fight-for-life-in-jaipur/article4954382.ece

Next Story