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Conjoined twins leave DMCH after separation

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Health and Family Welfare Minister Md Nasim was present at the farewell ceremony of 10-month old two conjoined babies separated successfully at the DMCH on Sunday.

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Conjoined twins Tofa and Tahura left Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday after being separated through a successful complicated surgical operation.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim and the doctors were present at a farewell ceremony of the 10-month old conjoined babies at DMCH.
Mohammad Nasim said, the government is considering a job for the babies' father Raju Mian.
 "We pray for healthy life of Tofa and Tahura.
They will get proper treatment in future also. I will look after their family and a job will be provided to their father," the Minister said.
Shahida Begum, wife of Raju Mian, gave birth the twins on September 29 last year in their village home.
The doctors said that the 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 helped by several nurses and support staff, operated on the twins at DMCH on August 2 and August 3.
Shahida Begum said, "We will go back to our village home at Sundargonj in Gaibandha district."
Professor Shahnur Islam, Superintendent of Tofa-Tahura treatment, gave them new cloths, Shahida said.
Health Services Division Secretary Sirajul Haq Khan, Health Education and Family Welfare Division Secretary Sirajul Islam, Directorate General of Health Services Director General Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad and DMCH Director Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin, among others, were present in the function.

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