Presidency lauds Saudi aid to Nigerian conjoined twins

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The conjoined twin with their mother

By Ismaila Chafe

The Presidency has welcomed humanitarian assistance from the King Salman Humanitarian and Relief Centre for the offer of treatment to a poor Nigerian family that birthed a set of conjoined twins.

This is contained in a statement by the president’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja,

He commended the humanitarian gesture of the King Salman Foundation and Relief Centre and prayed for the success of the surgery.

Hassana and Hussaina, both girls, joined in the abdomen, were born to a Kano family at a government hospital in Kaduna State.

They share a liver and did not come with an anus for the excretion of waste.

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They were transferred to the National Hospital in Abuja, where they remained for 7-8 months without undergoing surgery due to a lack of funds.

Such surgery had previously been performed at the National Hospital.

The Saudi Consul, Khalil Ahmed Al-Adamawi, who was drawn to the humanitarian situation, was successful in obtaining the King Salman Foundation’s support.

The foundation intends to send an air ambulance to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for their medical evacuation, where they will be separated and receive liver implants.


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