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(Photos) Special Valentine’s Day treat for former conjoined twins

This was the first time the twins had stepped outside hospital since their admission in September 2014.

Formerly Conjoined twins babies Blessing and Favor exchange rose flowers at the Kenyatta National  Hospital.
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This was the first time the twins had stepped outside hospital since their admission in September 2014.

The outing was an exciting experience for the twins and their mother, Caroline Mukiri, who could not hide their joy and thanked the hospital staff for their kindness, support and love to the girls.

KNH CEO Lily Koros Tare had presented the twins with a special bouquet of flowers noting that babies Favor and Blessing were special to the Hospital.

She added that the twins had made tremendous progress in their recovery under the close monitoring of doctors, nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Successful operation

The two girls were admitted in the Paediatric Surgical Ward, KNH, since their birth on September 4, 2014 and were successfully separated by a team of specialists from KNH and the University of Nairobi School of Health Sciences.

They were conjoined in the lower region of the spine and shared the anal canal, the cerebral spinal fluid, pelvic and pelvic organs, and the bowels.

The surgery cost Sh160 million and took 23 hours to complete.

According to the chairman of University of Nairobi’s Department of Surgery, Peter Ndaguatha, the operation was a milestone achievement in Kenya and there will be no need in the future for people to go for such abroad.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was among those who congratulated the medical team for their outstanding work, dedication and a great sense of civic duty.

The surgery was one of the continent’s first giving testimony to the vast improvement in the quality and capacity of Kenya’s public hospitals.

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