Tofa-Tahura go home after successful operation

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Published: 18:16, Sep 10,2017


Tofa and Tahura, the 10-month-old babies from Gaibandha, left hospital for home today after getting well following a complicated surgical operation separating the conjoined twins.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim and the doctors at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) bade farewell to them.

On this occasion, Nasim declared to give a job to Raju Mia, father of Tofa and Tahura.

‘We want healthy life of Tofa and Tahura. They will get proper treatment...I will look after their family and we are considering for a job of their father Raju,’ Nasim said.

Conjoined twins are identical twins joined in the mother’s womb. It is an extremely rare phenomenon. Two babies joined at the pelvis are even rarer. Doctors say such cases are called pygopagus conjoined twins.

A team of 24-member of doctors, aided by several nurses and support staffers, operated on the twins at DMCH on August 2 and August 3.

Shahida Begum, mother of the twin baby, said, ‘We will go our village home at Sundarganj in Gaibandha.’

Professor Shahnur Islam, superintendent of Tofa-Tahura treatment, gave them new cloths, Shahida informed.

Health Services Division Secretary Sirajul Haq Khan, Health Education and Family Welfare Division Secretary Sirajul Islam, Directorate General of Health Services Director General Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad and DMCH Director Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin, among others, were present in the function.

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