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Siamese twins shifted to Mulago

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th August 2006 03:00 AM

THE Siamese twins born in Arua two weeks ago were on Sunday transferred to Mulago hospital after securing an offer of four air tickets from Dairo Air.

THE Siamese twins born in Arua two weeks ago were on Sunday transferred to Mulago hospital after securing an offer of four air tickets from Dairo Air.

By Frank Mugabi
THE Siamese twins born in Arua two weeks ago were on Sunday transferred to Mulago hospital after securing an offer of four air tickets from Dairo Air.

The girls have been stuck at the missionary-owned Kuluva Hospital since July 28 because the parents could not raise the air transport fares.

They were accompanied by the parents, Jacob Acama, 24 and Harriet Acuu, 20, as well as Dr. Haruna Mwanje from Arua Regional Referral Hospital.

Conjoined at the chest and abdomen, the babies were delivered by caesarean section in a 40-minute operation led by the Kuluva Hospital medical superintendent, Dr. Patrick Kerchan.

Kerchan said the children were born prematurely at 32 weeks (eight months).

At Entebbe international Airport, the children were picked up by a medical team from Mulago and taken for further tests that will determine prospects for separation.

The return air tickets worth sh2m were offered by the proprietors of Dairo Air, Capt. Roy and his wife Daisy, during the Arua Corporate Dinner recently.

Siamese twins shifted to Mulago

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