Tuesday 17 September 2019

Doctors want to move these conjoined twins to a more advanced hospital

The girls have separate heads and lungs but the hospital in Gaza lacks the expertise and equipment to separate them.

Palestinians Conjoined Twins
Palestinians Conjoined Twins

By Nicola Irwin

A rare pair of conjoined twins born in the Gaza Strip will need treatment abroad, says a Palestinian doctor.

The girls are in good health and in a “stable condition” at Gaza’s Shifa hospital, confirmed neonatal specialist Dr Allam Abu Hamda.

They are joined at the abdomen and pelvis but they have separate heads and lungs. Palestinian hospitals lack the equipment and expertise to separate the twins.

The sisters were born on October 21 by cesarean section after a full-term pregnancy and doctors have begun to feed them.

Hamda says doctors are trying to arrange a transfer to advanced hospitals in the US or Saudi Arabia to determine whether they can be separated.

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