Hyderabad, January 2
Veena-Vani , the conjoined twins, on Sunday were shifted from Niloufer Hospital to the State Home at SR Nagar.
The 13-year-old conjoined twins (born with top of their heads joined together), Veena and Vani have been staying at Niloufer hospital for the last ten years as their parents expressed inability to look after them. The hospital staff looked after the twins.
But as per the hospital rules, medical services would be provided to children below the age of 13 years. Since Veena-Vani have completed 13 years recently, it became compulsory to send them away from the hospital. The hospital administration also wrote a letter to the State government that they could not bear the expenditure of the children.
Even the girls’ parents also expressed their inability to look after the girls because of their financial circumstances to the government. Accordingly the twins were shifted to State Home.
Niloufer hospital RMO Renuka Chary said they have transferred the staff, who have been looking after the twins since several years, to State Home.
Several of the hospital staff and the twins also were unhappy over the shifting due to their bond of over 10 years.
They were kept in the hospital after several doctors warned of life threat to the twins due to surgical separation. ‘It could have been better if they were operated when they were children.’
According to sources, an Australian medical team said Veena-Vani can be separated. Since the surgery takes some time, the twins were reportedly shifted to State Home.