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A 41-year-old mother delivered a set of conjoined babies at Jane Furse Hospital on Thursday through a Caesarean section.
Limpopo Health Department Spokesperson Neil Shikwambana said the patient who is a referral from a clinic was only diagnosed as a normal twin pregnancy during Antenatal clinic visits and it was only during operation that doctors discovered that the babies were joined on the chest and abdomen. “The babies were successfully extracted without any difficulties and transferred to Mankweng Hospital for full and further assessment by both neonatologists and paediatric surgeons.”
Shikwambana added that the mother is also well but she was transferred for further assessment by gynaecologists. Limpopo Health MEC Phopohi Ramathuba will visit the twins and their mother on Friday.