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Update: 17 KATH doctors trying to separate conjoined babies
From: Ghana/Myjoyonline.com/Dorcas Efe Mensah          Published On: February 26, 2013, 13:21 GMT
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Update: 17 KATH doctors trying to separate conjoined babies

Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have begun a complex surgical procedure to separate a pair of Siamese twins born three months ago.

The twins are conjoined at the stomach and waist.

The surgeons, who began the procedure Tuesday morning, have been unable to tell when it will end, but were optimistic that the operation will be successful.

Joy FMs Seth Kwame Boateng, reporting from the surgical ward of KATH, said 17 doctors are involved in the surgery. He said four of them have been involved in previous successful operations of same nature.

Boateng reported that the mother of the twins was excited.

She was praying in corridor of the hospital, he added, understandably anxious but hopeful that all would go well.

The surgery is being funded by the MTN Foundation, which also donated GH 20,000 as well as Joy FM and its listeners, who donated GH 12,970.

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