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PM visits separated conjoined twins at CMH

  • Published at 08:39 pm August 11th, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-Separated conjoined twins-ISPR
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, accompanying Chief of Army Staff General Aziz, visits separated conjoined twins Rabeya and Rukaya, at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka on Sunday, August 11, 2019 ISPR

Doctors separated the conjoined twins after a successful 33-hour operation at CMH

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has visited the recently separated conjoined twins, Rabeya and Rukaya, at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.

“The prime minister visited the twins at the CMH this afternoon (Sunday) and enquired about their condition from the doctors there,” PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said on Sunday.

Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed and other senior military and civil officials accompanied her to the hospital. 

On August 2, doctors separated the conjoined twin girls after a successful 33-hour operation at CMH. They hail from Chatmohor upazila in Pabna.

The operation was carried out with support from the prime minister and the Defenceless People Foundation (ADPF), a Hungarian government agency.

Earlier, the twins were sent to Hungary for treatment and Hasina provided their entire treatment cost at home and abroad.

The three-and-half-year-old twin girls, who were born with joint heads, suffered from a rare embryological disorder that affects an estimated one in every five to six million births. 

Later, the prime minister visited her ailing Military Secretary Major General Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin at CMH.

PM visits education minister's husband 

Earlier, Sheikh Hasina visited Tawfique Newaz, an advocate of the Supreme Court and husband of Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni. The PM enquired about his treatment.