Maldivian mother give birth to conjoined twins

A Maldivian mother has reportedly given birth to conjoined twins in Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).

Hospital Spokesperson Zeenath Ali declined to disclose information about the twins, stating that the family had requested that information regarding the incident not be disclosed, and that the hospital’s medical staff also did not wish to disclose any information about the babies.

“Truly, we also do not know about it,” she said, adding that the hospital’s record system “will only show that a person gave birth, and does not include what kind of baby was born or its condition.”

Local newspaper Haveeru, which claimed to have pictures of the twins, reported that they were both female and shared the one heart, and that their condition was serious.

Conjoined twins, also known as ‘Siamese twins’, is a rare phenomenon thought to occur between one in every 50,000 to 100,000 births, with a higher incidence in Southwest Asia and Africa, and a greater frequency among females.

Approximately half conjoined twins are stillborn, while a smaller percentage of those pairs born alive  “have abnormalities incompatible with life”, according to Wikipedia’s entry on the subject.

The overall survival rate for conjoined twins is approximately 25 percent, while most cases of surgery to separate twins are extremely risky and life-threatening.


3 thoughts on “Maldivian mother give birth to conjoined twins”

  1. God has given everything to humans including wealth and brains. And occasionally God challenges us to see if we are organized enough to deal with the challenges.

    If we had been smart, the medical facilities would be ready to deal with such an occurring. But instead we wasted all the money from tourism, wasted our youth into drugs and wasted all the blessing of God.

    And we blame at each other in parliament as an excuse to do nothing.. How much more stupid can we be..

  2. lesson in a 100 percent Islamic country, we do not have the capable means nor do we have capable human resource to deal with the problem. What is the lesson here my dear friend "Lesson from God", should we be seeking the aid of the non-Muslims.


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