Separated Tofa-Tahura go home after successful operation

Tofa and Tahura, the 10-month-old babies from Gaibandha,  left hospital for home on Sunday 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, reports BSS.

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.

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