In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, August, 2020

Bayelsa State Govt Offers Separated Twins N1M For Repairs

Bayelsa State Govt Gives Separated Twins N1M For Upkeep


Bayelsa State Govt Offers Separated Twins N1M For Repairs

Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the deputy governor of Bayelsa State has donated N1 million for the maintenance of Grace and Mercy Ayebaiyeni, the conjoined twins separated and introduced dwelling on the weekend.

Ewhrudjakpo, receiving them on the state’s airport yesterday, stated it was his contribution to their maintenance pending a reception by Governor Douye Diri.

He stated Grace and Mercy have been the primary to be efficiently separated in Southsouth.

Ewhrudjakpo promised to cater for the maintenance and complete training of Mercy, who shares a reputation together with his mom and spouse.

Chief Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC)at Yenagoa Dr Dennis Alagoa stated the surgical procedure was carried out at FMC at Yola in Adamawa State.

He stated paediatric surgeons and well being consultants from each centres collaborated to realize the feat, whereas Nigerian Air Pressure supplied logistics for journey.

“Grace and Mercy have been delivered by Caesarean Part on December 12, 2019, on the Common Hospital, Nembe, Bayelsa, and subsequently referred to us on the FMC in Yenagoa. The twins have been efficiently separated on August 10, 2020.

“They have been cared for on the Particular Child Care Unit they usually have been joined on the abdomen within the liver. We evaluated the state of affairs and in one of the best curiosity of the infants opted to collaborate with FMC Yola the place a profitable surgical procedure was carried out. Our surgeons and the lead surgeon at FMC in Yola carried out the duty.

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The surgical procedure lasted for lower than three hours and restoration was quick and clean. By the following day, they have been already consuming.

“We hail the Chief of Air Workers, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, for his intervention by offering the plane and logistics for medical evacuation of the infants, their dad and mom and medical group.

Surgical procedure operating into a number of hundreds of thousands was performed free, along with the welfare of everybody concerned within the course of.”

The twins shared one liver earlier than they have been separated”, lead surgeon Prof. Auwal Mohammed Abubakar stated.

Abubakar, chief medical director of FMC at Yola, stated Grace and Mercy didn’t share every other organ in addition to liver. He stated the character of their becoming a member of made surgical procedure simpler, with the lesser time of three hours.

Prof. Abubakar has separated 5 conjoined twins, two at College of Maiduguri Educating Hospital and three at Federal Medical Centre in Yola.

The youngsters’s mom, Ayebaekipreye Ebinyefa, thanked the hospitals for the surgical procedure.

Based on her, the profitable operation saved her from being ridiculed and tagged a witch.

Whereas the operation lasted, I used to be scared and praying for its success. Earlier than we went for the operation in Yola, I acquired insults and was tagged a witch. Some stated the youngsters got here out conjoined due to my stubbornness and witchcraft.

“Whereas the operation was on, I prayed fervently as a result of I couldn’t obtain such depraved names and lose the youngsters. I had religion in God and advised Him to take management. I admire our benefactor, Gabriel Jonah. He was the God-sent used to save lots of me from demise as a result of with out his intervention throughout supply, we’d have been killed.

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“He took us from Nembe to Yenagoa and finally linked everybody concerned with this surgical procedure. Within the final eight months, he has fed us and brought care of us…”

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