The surgery took place in Soroti, six days after the baby was referred to Mulago National Referal Hospital for tertiary care only to be referred back without help. By that time, the dead baby was decomposing and the team headed by Dr Joseph Epodoi, a senior consultant Surgeon conducted a surgery that lasted 15 hours and saved the baby who shared parts with a dead sister.
Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital confirmed that the living conjoined baby had stayed alive for six days and that gives them hope that they can carry a successful operation to save the life of surviving baby.
A 19-year-old woman in Soroti district has given birth to conjoined twins. The twins, both girls, arrived on Monday night after a caesarean operation. Dr. Emmanuel Batiibwe, the director Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, told reporters that the twins were conjoined from the waist with each facing the opposite direction.
The Executive Director of Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital Dr. George Upenytho says the hospital management on behalf of government was ready to transfer the twins and the mother; however the process has been delayed by the mother who has rejected the offer of being taken to Kampala.