Conjoined twins discharged after separation

HARARE - The conjoined twins separated after surgery were yesterday released from Harare Central Hospital. 

Tapiwanaishe and Kupakawashe, born by caesarean section at Murehwa District Hospital five months ago, went back home to Murehwa soon after their release from hospital.

Joined at the lower chest, upper abdomen and sharing a liver but with separate biliary systems, the twin brothers had to endure an eight-hour surgery conducted by 50 staffers at Harare Hospital.

Agnes Mongoro, 25, the twins’ mother, said the children’s condition was now normal.

“The children are alright,” she told the Daily News.

“They are feeding and functioning like any other baby. I have been in hospital for four months. I’m happy the children were discharged and we are going back home. I want to thank all those who made this possible.”

Only Kupakwashe will be visiting the health institution until his surgical wound is fully healed.

Simbaneuta Mudarikwa, Mashonaland East minister of state, has pledged to take care of Kupakwashe’s travel needs.

The parents left in a Mercedes Benz S300 Mudarikwa had provided.

Moses Chitiyo, 45, the father of the twins, who is a vegetable vendor, appealed for help.

“Currently our expenditure is more than our income,” he said. “If there are people willing to assist us with capital so that we start something bigger. I am a chef by profession, so if anyone can assist us to open a take-away so that we become self-sustaining,” the father of three added.

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