Siamese twins joined at the chest, transferred to HKL

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  • Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011

KUALA TERENGGANU: A pair of Siamese twins born at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital here on Sept 22, have been transferred to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) for follow-up treatment.

Zulkifli Ngah, 41, the father of Nur Shazwanie and Nur Shahzrinie, said this was to enable the twins to undergo a more extensive scan and treatment there.

He said his daughters weighed about 4kg, adding that doctors had not confirmed whether they shared any organs.

“The first scan showed they were connected through the heart and liver.

“But another scan showed they were not sharing a heart,” he said, adding that he hoped the scans in HKL would be more conclusive.

Fishmonger Zulkifli, who has two other daughters, aged six and seven, said he was praying for a safe outcome for the twins.

“They are my flesh and blood. I am ready to take risks where the surgery is concerned as I want them to lead a normal life,” he said.

State Welfare, Community and Women Development committee chairman Datuk Yahya Katib said the state government was ready to help the twins and their family.

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