‘The baby was brought to our hospital on the night of April 26th. After immediate consultation with a team of radiologist and support from assistant professors, we successfully removed the head from the viable child.
It was feeding off of her blood supply – depriving her of vital nutrients needed for her healthy development, surgeons said
The operation on April 26 proved to be a success – despite the young couple believing they would lose their first child, local reports suggest (pictured after the operation)
The doctors said the situation demanded immediate surgery to separate out the parasitic twin from the fully developed baby to save its life as the underdeveloped twin was relying on the other for food and nutrition. The baby was taken to JK Lone Hospital in Jaipur covering a journey of 300 miles.
The hospital did not charge the family for any health or surgery costs. The baby is recovering well and is being breastfed and will be discharged later this week.