A well informed source at the hospital said on Wednesday that the hospital management appears to have changed its mind from undertaking the risky operation and now wants to send them out of the country
The long awaited separation of the Siamese twins who have been waiting for an operation to separate them at Mulago Hospital now hangs in a balance, following reports that the hospital may not be able to operate them.
A well informed source at the hospital said on Wednesday that the hospital management appears to have changed its mind from undertaking the risky operation and wants to send them out of the country. It was not yet clear how much money their operation would cost in another country.
The twins, Timothy and Trevor, born to Rosette Tusiime of Kabale District, were admitted at the hospital since June and put on a diet to make them grow up to the required weight of 10 kilograms.
On Wednesday, the Deputy Executive Director of the Hospital, Dr. Doreen Male, confirmed that the twins hit the 10 kilogram weight needed to safely carry out the operation last week, but was hesitant to divulge any more information.
Male has been monitoring the growth of the children.
Since June, Male has said that a team of up to 10 experts including surgeons, nutritionists, and anesthetists, has been assembled to study the health of the twins while awaiting their operation.
Dan Kimosho, the hospital Spokesperson declined to comment on this latest development and instead referred the matter to Doctor Male.
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