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Conjoined twins separated, celebrate 12th birthday in Mumbai hospital

Updated on: 09 May,2024 02:20 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Ainie Rizvi | ainie.rizvi@mid-day.com

Separating conjoined twins, while often life-changing and liberating, can present a myriad of complex challenges

Conjoined twins separated, celebrate 12th birthday in Mumbai hospital

Riddhi-Siddhi are now under the care of Wadia Hospital in Mumbai. Pic/Wadia Hospital

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The conjoined twins Riddhi-Siddhi who were once abandoned by their parents have successfully undergone a separation surgery at Wadia Hospital, Mumbai. Not only this, the duo has now found a loving home at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children in Mumbai.


Separating conjoined twins, while often life-changing and liberating, can present a myriad of complex challenges. Physically, the separation surgery itself carries inherent risks, including potential damage to shared organs or blood vessels, leading to hemorrhage or organ dysfunction.



Post-operatively, complications such as infection, wound healing issues and fluid imbalances can arise, requiring meticulous monitoring and management. Additionally, both twins may experience psychological and emotional difficulties as they adapt to individual identities and lifestyles, often requiring extensive support from medical professionals and mental health specialists.


Long-term outcomes may vary, however the duo has recovered with no symptoms of discomfort, informs the hospital staff. On their 12th birthday, the twins were adorned in elegant gowns and celebrated their big day with a specially crafted colourful rainbow three-tier cake in the hospital premise.

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Akin to being orphans, Riddhi-Siddhi are now under the care of Wadia Hospital, where they receive not only medical attention but also education and support. The hospital's compassionate act of taking on the responsibility for these twins has been a shining example of kindness and humanity, as they continue to nurture the girls toward achieving their developmental milestones and preparing them for a bright future ahead.
 
The gala birthday bash was organised by Wadia Hospital, wherein pediatric patients, their family members, doctors, nurses and other staff in the hospital greeted the twins with presents and chocolates. The twins were elated and danced enthusiastically during the celebrations which included fun-filled activities, games, and musical chairs followed by a cake-cutting ceremony.
 
Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO Wadia Hospital remarks: “Riddhi-Siddhi's 12th birthday is a sign of how the two young girls are now reaching developmental goals for their age. Over the past 12 years, Wadia Hospital has played a crucial role in caring for Riddhi and Siddhi, providing them with the necessary support and resources to thrive."

She continues, "As they enter this new phase of their lives, the hospital is committed to empowering them to reach their full potential, learn, grow and flourish. As the twins continue on their path toward independence and self-discovery, the hospital stands as a pillar of support, ready to empower them every step of the way.

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