Published:  02:22 AM, 12 August 2019 Last Update: 06:43 AM, 12 August 2019

PM visits separated conjoined twins at CMH

PM visits separated conjoined twins at CMH Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, accompanying Chief of Army Staff General Aziz, visits separated conjoined twins Rabeya and Rukaya, at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka on Sunday. - ISPR

PrimeMinister Sheikh Hasina has visited the separated conjoined twins -- Rabeya andRukaya -- at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital.

Her PressSecretary Ihsanul Karim said on Sunday, “The prime minister visited the twinsat the CMH this afternoon (Sunday) and enquired about their condition from thedoctors.”

Chief ofArmy Staff General Aziz Ahmed and other senior military and civil officialsaccompanied her to the hospital.

Doctors onAugust 2 separated the conjoined twin girls, hailing from Chatmohor upazila inPabna, after a successful 33-hour operation at CMH.

Theoperation was done with support from the prime minister and the DefenselessPeople Foundation (ADPF), a Hungarian government agency.

Earlier,the twins were sent to Hungary for treatment and Sheikh Hasina provided theirentire treatment cost at home and abroad.

Thethree-and-half-year-old twin girls, who were born with their heads joined,suffered from a rare embryological disorder that affects an estimated one inevery five to six million births.

Later,the prime minister visited her ailing Military Secretary Major General MiaMohammad Zainul Abedin at CMH.

Earlier,Sheikh Hasina visited Tawfique Newaz, an advocate of the Supreme Court andhusband of Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, at United Hospital in the capital. Theprime minister enquired about his treatment.

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