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Saudi Arabia airlifts Kano conjoined twins for separation 


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has airlifted Nigerian conjoined twins Hassana and Husaina Hassan Isa from Kano to Riyadh for surgery and separation on Monday.

The twins are joined at the chest and share vital organs, making their separation a medically intricate and challenging procedure.

The surgery will be facilitated by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and carried out by a Saudi team of renowned surgeons and medical professionals at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh.

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The surgery, scheduled to take place at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, will mark a groundbreaking moment in the field of pediatric surgery.

The conjoined twins will undergo thorough medical evaluation, and a team of experts including; pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses, have been assembled to oversee the entire process.

“The twin’s family will be accommodated in Riyadh, and a support system will be in place to provide comfort and assistance throughout the journey,” the embassy stated

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Saudi Arabia has a long history of providing medical care to people in other countries, especially through the Saudi Conjoined Twins Programme.

Since its inception in 1990, the programme has reviewed 133 sets of conjoined twins referred from 24 countries, and 59 sets of twins have been successfully separated.

The Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, and other cabinet members witnessed the airlift of the conjoined twins at the Aminu Kano International Airport.

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The governor wished them a successful surgery and quick recovery.