By Stephen Ojacor ~ Medics at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital have successfully separated conjoined twins.
The twin-girls were delivered last Saturday, at Amuria District Hospital to a 20-year-old Loyce Alinga who hails from Awojangor village, Obalanga Sub County in Kapelebyong district.
But moments after the cesarean birth, one of them died while the other was alive, prompting medics in Amuria Hospital to refer the children to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital for possible detachment. But the team in Soroti also referred the family to Mulago National Referral Hospital, where they arrived on Monday.
However, the family failed to secure an appointment with medics to carry out an operation on the children, forcing the family to return to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital on Wednesday.
Doctor Joseph Epodoi a consultant surgeon who conducted the operation told Kyoga Veritas radio that the operation was successfully done and the surviving child is currently being attended to in the children’s ward.
“This was a case which was rejected in Mulago national referral hospital we have done the surgery and it has been successful the baby has been moved out of the theatre so we are currently monitoring to see how she will recover.” He said.
This is not the first time Soroti Regional Referral Hospital has handled such complicated cases, in 2020, medics in this hospital again successfully delivered a baby who was implanted in the liver.
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