Saudi King to Fund Treatment for Moroccan Conjoined Twins

by VR Sreeraman on  March 24, 2008 at 12:08 PM General Health News
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Saudi King Abdullah is to pay for two Moroccan conjoined twins to be flown to Riyadh to establish if they can be separated, the official SPA news agency reported on Sunday.
Saudi King to Fund Treatment for Moroccan Conjoined Twins
Saudi King to Fund Treatment for Moroccan Conjoined Twins

The two sisters, who are joined at the chest and stomach, were born in Rabat and will be moved to the King Abdul Aziz Medical City in the Saudi capital within 10 days, SPA added.

They will be examined by specialist surgeons who will determine whether they can be separated.

In the past 15 years, several successful operations have been carried out in Saudi Arabia to separate conjoined twins, with the costs of the operations usually paid for by the sovereign or members of the royal family.

Source: AFP
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