Mulago Hospital Surgical Experts Separate Conjoined Twins After 20 Hours in Theatre,
Specialists in Uganda have separated conjoined twins in a 20 hour surgery at Mulago National Referral Hospital in the capital Kampala.
Ruth Aceng, minister of health on Tuesday said the Monday operation shows the dedication, hard work and efforts by the team of specialists.
Diana Atwine, permanent secretary ministry of health said specialists in Uganda continue to exhibit excellence in specialized health care.
John Mark Mayanja Kasumba, Senior Consultant Anesthesiology, Mulago Hospital said the twins, Stella and Doris are progressing well.
“Both twins are doing well at this point in time, we are monitoring them around the clock,” Kasumba said, describing the separation procedure as ground-breaking and the first of its kind in the country.
Rosemary Byanyima, deputy head of Mulago National Referral Hospital, urged pregnant women to attend all four antenatal care visits to identify any complications early. Enditem
Immense appreciation to our team of specialists who carried out a 20 hour long surgery to separate Siamese twins at Mulago National Specialized Hospital.
The dedication, hard work and efforts put by our team is beyond noble. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/YPB5xPVfry
— Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero (@JaneRuth_Aceng) November 17, 2020