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Dr. Al-Rabeeah: “The Yemeni Conjoined Twins Will Be Referred to KAMC after Stability of their Health Condition”
23 February 2014
His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, has announced that the Royal Decree concerning the transfer of the Yemeni conjoined twins, born last Thursday at Abha Maternity and Children Hospital, to King Fahd Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh was issued for saving the twins’ life, as they are in need of a specialized care bed till their condition is stable.
“The condition of the twins is critical and the transfer of them was urgent for their survival, as one of them has been suffering from a serious cardiac problem,” said Dr. Al-Rabeeah, noting that after stability of their condition, they will be transferred to King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) at the National Guard Ministry to undergo the clinical examinations, given that the KAMC is a center specialized in separating the conjoined twins.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah went on adding, “We are working at the health sector, in line with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, May Allah protect him, to care for the consolidation and integration of the specialized health care centers, where the experiences can be focused and promoted. The KAMC is characterized by its great and accumulated expertise in the conjoined twins' separation.”
It is worth mentioning that Dr. Al-Rabeeah had phoned the Director General of Asir Health Affairs, Dr. Ibrahim bin Suleiman Al-Hefzi, the Director of the Hospital and the physician who follows up the case of the aforementioned twins, to reassure about their health condition. After that, Dr. Al-Rabeeah has given his orders to transfer the twins to the KFMC in Riyadh for saving their lives till their health status is stable.
The Yemeni women, who give birth to the conjoined twins at Abha Maternity and Children Hospital, was allowed by the Royal Decree to be treated at the Kingdom’s hospitals, as she had been treating at Dhahran Al-Janoub Hospital before being transferred to Abha Hospital.
After birth, some problems have been observed on the twins, including adhesion at the pelvic area, the lack of a leg for one of them, the presence of male genitals at the front part of the twins while an incomplete genitals at the back, the existence of one umbilical cord, and the lack of the palm for one of the twins’ left hand, in addition to some fingers stuck with the forearm.

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