Conjoined Twins Separated In Uganda After 20-Hour Surgery

Uganda Minister of Health on Tuesday applauded specialists in Uganda who separated conjoined twins for the first time in the country.

The twins were separated in a 20-hour surgery at the country’s Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala.

Aceng, said the operation shows a high level of dedication, hard work and efforts by the team of specialists.

Diana Atwine, permanent secretary ministry of health said specialists in Uganda should continue to exhibit excellence in specialised health care.

John Mark Mayanja Kasumba, Senior Consultant Anesthesiology, Mulago Hospital said the twins, Stella and Doris are progressing well.

Kasumba said “both twins are doing well at this point in time, we are monitoring them around the clock,’’describing the separation procedure as ground-breaking and the first of its kind in the country.

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Rosemary Byanyima, deputy head of Mulago National Referral Hospital, urged pregnant women to attend all four antenatal care visits to identify any complications early.


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