Dilemma in Bayelsa over birth of Siamese twins

Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa


Bayelsa State health sector has been thrown into dilemma following the birth of Siamese Twins to the family of Raphael Ayebaenaemi by his 24-year-old wife, Ebiyefa.

It was gathered that the conjoined twins were born through a caesarian operation at the Nembe General Hospital, Nembe Local Government Area, on December 12 at about 11 am.

The father of the twins told the Nation that the babies were glued at their abdomen, which required a surgical procedure to separate them.

Raphael said the general hospital where the Caesarian operation was carried out referred them to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, for further investigations and treatments.

It was gathered that the mother of the twins was also at the FMC receiving treatment after the operation.

The combined weight of the babies, first children of the family, was said to be 5.8kg at birth.

Raphael said following the referal, the twins were brought to FMC on Friday at about 5pm but were undergoing…

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