Lack of medical care: Siamese twins dead

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM OCT. 26. Twenty-day-old Siamese twins, born to a poor couple in a South Kerala village, died last night, allegedly due to lack of proper medical attention.

The twins, with separate heads and conjoined lower abdomen, died at the Adoor taluk hospital after deterioration of their health condition, hospital sources said today.

Unable to mobilise a huge sum required for their separation, their parents, Raghunathan and Manju, were forced to take home their children from the Sree Avittom Tirunal Hospital here recently.

Their health deteriorated at home where a large number of curious people visited them.

This was the death of second Siamese twins in the State within three months.

In August, Siamese twins with separate heads and conjoined body died within five minutes of their birth at the Kottarakara taluk hospital in Kollam. -- UNI

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