Uganda doctors successfully separate Siamese twins
By our reporter
A team of specialists from Mulago Specialized Hospital have successfully carried out a 20 hour surgery to separate Siamese twins.
The twin girls, Stella and Doris, are said to be doing well.
Health Permanent Secretary Diane Atwine confirmed the success noting that,
“A team of specialists at Mulago Specialized Hospital Successfully carried out a 20 hour surgery to separate these Siamese twins.”
” Thanks to the team. We continue to strive towards excellence in specialized health care,” Atwine stated.
John Mark Mayanja Kasumba, Senior Consultant Anesthesiology, Mulago Hospital said the twins, Stella and Doris are progressing well.
“Both twins are doing well at this point in time, we are monitoring them around the clock.”
Kasumba also described the separation procedure as ground-breaking and the first of its kind in the country.
The successful operation comes in the wake of the Government taking over the revamping and rehabilitation of Mulago hospital.
The construction and equipping of Mulago Specialised Maternal and Neonatal Hospital was completed, and the hospital opened to patients from September 17, 2018.
The hospital, which has been under construction since 2013, is a 400-bed facility.
Its construction has been financed by a loan from the Islamic Development Bank.
Mulago now offers specialised treatment for high-risk antenatal care, delivery and postnatal services and gynecology services. Others will include surgical, ureteric re-implantation, complex fistula surgeries and vaginal hysterectomies reconstruction after female genital mutilation.