Conjoined twins Jaga and Balia went for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi for treatment on Thursday, where the infants will be operated by senior doctors to separate the twins.
They both went with their parents Pushpanjali Kanhara and Bhuiya Kanhara by the Rajdhani Express.
The Odisha government will provide all medical assistance for the treatment of conjoined twins attached at the head.
Following media reports, Health Minister Pratap Jena had tweeted saying that the State Government would bear the medical expenses of the 2-year-old conjoined twins.
Kandhamal district administration has provided an assistance of Rs 1 lakh to the family of the conjoined twins, while the district patients’ welfare committee has provided Rs 25000 for their treatment.
The twins, Jaga and Balia, hail from Milupada village in Kandhamal district. They were born at Phiringia public health centre on April 9, 2015.
The parents had earlier rushed them to SCB Medical College Hospital shortly after their birth but could not continue with the treatment due to financial constraint.