DHAKA: Putting emphasis on advancing the country’s medical sector further, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina advised doctors to utilize the experience of successful operation of conjoined twins – Rabeya and Rukaya.
The prime minister was addressing the medical team comprising Bangladeshi and Hungarian doctors and other staff on Friday night (August 16) who carried out the operation of the conjoined twins at the CMH in Dhaka recently.
Sheikh Hasina said: “We want to do everything necessary for education and higher education including sending teachers and other concerned abroad,” she said.
Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services Major General Md Fashiur Rahman, Colsuntant Surgeon General of DGMS Major General Mahbubur Rahman, Dr Habibe Milllat, MP, Dr Csapody, the leader of the Hungarian medical team and its members Dr Csoky and Dr Pataki and other physicians and staff who were engaged in the operation spoke at the function held at Ganabhaban here this evening.
The conjoined twins were separated after a successful 33-hour operation at CMH on August 2.
The operation was carried out with the support of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Defenceless People Foundation (ADPF)-an agency of the Hungarian government.
Earlier, the twins were sent to Hungary for treatment and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina bore their entire treatment cost at home and abroad.
The three and half years old twins, who were born with joint heads, suffered from a rare embryological disorder affecting an estimated one in every five to six million births. They hail from Chatmohor upazila in Pabna.
BDST: 1004 HRS, AUG 17, 2019