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The King Orders Treatment of Conjoined Algerian Twins
15 January 2011
​The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz directed that the conjoined Algerian twins Sara and Ikram shall be treated and examined to decide whether they can be separated or not at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh.
 
This was stated by Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz AL Rabeeah, who is the head of the conjoined twins separation medical team. He said that the father of the twins sent an appeal for help for his two conjoined daughters due to the rarity and complicity of their case, where they are conjoined at the hip and the pelvis in addition to the possibility of sharing the urinary, reproductive and Digestive systems and the lower tip of the spine.
 
Dr. AL Rabeeah clarified that the coordination with the Saudi embassy in Algeria has begun to bring the twins into the Kingdom during the coming weeks.
 
Moreover, he added that the Kingdom’s experience in the conjoined twins field is one of the richest experiences in the world, where 63 sets of twins referred to the Kingdom from 17 countries, 28 cases have been successfully separated and the rest of them were found to be medically non-operable.
 
He also praised the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques kindness and humanitarian gesture and full support to serve his people and all humankind. In addition he Wished him a quick recovery and a soon come back to the Kingdom.



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