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Sunday, November 13, 2016

KENYAN DOCTORS MADE HEADLINES AFTER SUCCESSFULLY SEPARATING SIAMESE TWINS


The conjoined twins who were successfully separated by Kenyan doctors

The conjoined twins who were successfully separated by Kenyan doctors



Separating siamese or conjoined twins can be a complex issue. Every doctor knows about the high-risk surgical procedure involved. 

However, there is a break through in a successful separation of conjoined twins which may probably be the first of its kind in Africa.

Doctors at the Kenyatta Hospital in Kenya, on Wednesday, November 3, had a breakthrough after carrying out the separation of two conjoined girls named Favor and Blessing. 

The girls born two years ago were at the hospital St. Theresa, in Kiirua, Meru County, to mature for the operation. It took the doctors twenty-three hours to separate the girls who were joined at the lower back.

Separating conjoined twins is a tough experience for parents, for example, since the procedure often means sacrificing one twin's life to save another. However, the operation was done without any complications.

The Kenyans have proved many who doubt about Africa's medical expertise wrong. Some hospitals in Africa lack modern medical equipment but the continent has good doctors. 

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