Nisar Rohul Amin Ghani, the father of the separated Pakistani conjoined twins — Fatima and Mashael — and his wife visit the kids at King Abdullah Specialist Hospital for Children in Riyadh on Monday. — SPA photo
Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH – Pakistani conjoined twins, Fatima and Mashael, who were successfully separated, were shifted on Monday from intensive care unit to the pediatric surgical division at the King Abdullah Specialist Hospital for Children in King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh.
Their condition is stable and there were no complications after the surgery, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting the hospital sources.
The mother of the children thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, and Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman for their care for her children since their arrival in the Kingdom.
She described the King as an ‘affectionate and magnanimous’ father for all such children in the world.
The mother also thanked Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah, minister of the National Guard, and the medical team, led by former Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, who successfully carried out surgical separation of the kids.
The medical team, consisting of 20 doctors and specialists, took more than five hours to complete the six-phase surgery.
The twins arrived in Riyadh on March 3 after King Salman gave directives to host them with their parents at the medical city to study the possibility of separating them. The female twins, were joined at the lower chest and abdomen, and shared one liver. Their father Nisar Rohul Amin Ghani, mother, their three children and a pediatrician from Swat Dr. Amjad Choudhury, have been brought to Riyadh.
Fatima and Mashael are the 40th pair of twins who were separated by surgery at the medical city, under the National Guard, out of 94 cases referred by the National Program for Separation of Conjoined Twins.