Ghana: Conjoined twins finally separated
Doctors working on the Twins
Surgeons at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have successfully separated a pair of Siamese twins born some three months ago.
Joy News’ Seth Kwame Boateng reported that, after almost nine hours of surgery by 17 doctors of the hospital, the conjoined babies have been separated successfully and they have been put on separate beds.
One of the doctors, Raphael Kuma Ametepe said the twins were joined in the abdomen but were finally separated after almost nine hours of surgery.
The story of the three-month-old infants gained a great deal of national attention and sympathy after it was highlighted in a Hotline Documentary aired on Joy FM.
The surgery to separate them was postponed twice due to infant’s feverish condition, which doctors said needed to be monitored for some time before the surgery could be performed.
The MTN Foundation donated Gh¢20,000 towards the surgery while Joy FM and its listeners donated Gh¢12,970 to the babies’ parents.
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