In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, August, 2020

Wow! Yola Hospital Separates Twins Joined Round The Stomach At Beginning (Photograph)

Wow! Yola Hospital Separates Twins Joined Around The Abdomen At Birth (Photo)

Yola conjoined twins

The twins with their dad and mom

Every day Submit reviews that specialist docs on the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, have separated two youngsters who had been born joined across the stomach as Siamese twins.

The twins who’re each ladies and now aged eight months, had been born on the Nembe Normal Hospital in Bayelsa State on December 12, 2019 and had been instantly referred to the FMC Yenagoa the place they had been, in flip, referred to the FMC Yola.

The twins had been flown by the Nigeria Air Power to Yola in January this 12 months however the surgical procedure to take away them was not carried out until earlier this month.

The FMC Yola Medical Director, Prof Auwal Abubakar, who spoke to newsmen on Saturday throughout a farewell for the twins and their dad and mom, mentioned the surgical procedure was lastly carried out on August 10.


“We had been getting set to do the surgical procedure when COVID-19 got here. It was a brand new illness and we had been studying to deal with it. Many companies on the hospital had been suspended and even to get sure consumables was tough…

“The separation was carried out on the 10th of August and there was no drawback in any respect. We discharged them from intensive care on the third day. They’re totally okay,” mentioned Prof Auwal who led the staff for the surgical procedure.

He mentioned it took solely three hours for a 48-member staff comprising specialist surgeons, anesthetics consultants, nurses, technicians, amongst others, to do the surgical procedure.


“Aided by expertise and complicated machines, some not too long ago donated by the Nigeria Liquefied Gasoline Ltd (LNG), we efficiently accomplished the method in simply three hours,”
he mentioned.

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The newly-separated twins are named Grace and Mercy respectively. Their mom, 25-year-old Mrs Ayebaekipreye Ebi, instructed newsmen that the twins had been born by way of cesarean part and that the complexity of their start shattered her and her husband, Ralph Raphael, 27.


“My quick response was ‘why me’ and I handed out and remained unconscious for 3 days,”
Mrs Ralph mentioned.

She expressed the gratitude of her household to the FMC Yola for retaining and feeding them these previous eight months that they’d been on admission and for the August 10 surgical procedure, all carried out without spending a dime.

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