18.01.2008 General News

Twins separated finally

By GBC News
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A team of medical specialists at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi has successfully separated conjoined twins through surgical operation. A paediatric surgeon and head of the Surgery Department, Professor Francis Abantanga who led the team said the twins, who were delivered at Akaasiso in the Western Region with their abdomen and liver joined were referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital two days after their birth.He said it took the hospital one and half weeks to do the operation, which lasted about three hours. He said no major problem occurred during the operation. Professor Fransis Abantanga and the twins, who are healthy and strong, would be discharged very soon. He used the opportunity to advise the public to report such uncommon cases to the hospital for treatment. The Chief Executive of the Hospital, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare said Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital as a centre of excellence is moving forward to achieve scientific breakthroughs. The mother of the twins, Ama Cecilia who hails from Bawku in the Upper East Region said this is her third delivery and the only one at a hospital. She has been tasked by Professor Abantanga to bring the babies to the hospital every four months for check up. The Kombo Anokye Teaching Hospital promised to organise a birthday party for the twins when they turn one year old.

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