78 medical officers collaborate to separate conjoined twins in 12-hour operation

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A conjoined set of twins that had one liver, a protruding tummy and a lower chest were successfully separated, in a 12-hour surgery involving 78 medical personnel, at the National Hospital in Abuja.

Speaking during a briefing held to announce the successful operation, the Minister of Health, DrOsagieEhanire, said the feat was an indication that Nigerian hospitals were ready to compete with the best in the world.

The twins were both delivered at the Federal Medical Hospital, Keffi, Nasarawa State before they were referred to the NHA.

The minister said, “This is a demonstration of excellent team work, which also shows that with confidence in the health sector, we can do great things in Nigeria.