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Conjoined twins in critical condition at DMCH

  • Published at 10:31 pm October 31st, 2016
Conjoined twins in critical condition at DMCH
They are currently being treated at the neonatal department since October 20 by the head of the department, Dr Ashraf Ul Haque Kajol. The doctor fears that the sisters might share a heart which makes surgery very difficult along with septic blood infection but cannot conduct the necessary tests to confirm because they are very frail and cannot taken away from ventilation support. Their father Mukul Hossain, a grocer said that he is torn between two medical emergencies as his wife Sima Hossian had given birth to the twins with a c-section and was at the Chuadnaga hospital until Sunday and he had to be there with her. He hoped that his daughters can be safely separated and he can bring them home soon. Another pair of conjoined twins who are also being treated at DMCH since October 9 from Gaibandha are doing well. Their father, Raju Miah said he hoped the babies will be separated soon. They were brought to DMCH as the nature of their complication could not be treated at the local hospital. Civil Surgeon of Gaibandha, Dr Nirmolendu Chowdhury explained the complications the twins have, saying: “One of the twins has fully functioning urethra and rectum while the other does not have those, which is why they have been referred to DMCH for their surgery.”