Mbarara regional referral hospital specialists led by Dr. Deus Twesigye, a senior consultant & general surgeon have successfully separated conjoined twins. These babies belong to Rebecca Nkunda, a resident of Kakooba in Mbarara city.
Dr. Celestine Barigye, the hospital director disclosed that twins were delivered at Ruharo mission hospital that referred them to Mbarara regional referral hospital. Dr. Twesigye said babies were born on 33rd week contrary to 40 weeks of normal delivery. He added that it took the specialists 8 hours on Thursday,26th April 2022 to separate intestines & bladder which the duo shared. He also applauded the team of over eight specialists that spent eight hours to save the babies weighing 3.5kgs each.
Halson Kagure, the Mbarara referral public relations officer has reaffirmed that babies are responding to post operation medication in intensive care unit under close supervision by experts.
Dr. Barigye and the surgeons said this kind of operation will go in records due to its “nature”.
He added that it’s an indication that Mbarara regional referral is on higher level as his medics urged the ministry of health to render them necessary support to remain on course.
Dr. Felix Oyania, another a pediatric surgeon expressed optimism towards the survival rate of the twins pending other subsequent surgeries in future. This is the second time Mbarara regional referral hospital conducts such successful operation with the last one – though considered minor happened in 2014 and it was led by Dr Martin Situma, senior pediatric surgeon. RISE NEWS UGANDA on TWITTER https://twitter.com/RiseNewsUganda/status/1520770729238794242?s=20&t=Op_lUMDQlHyz9GQAk-x4Nw