Tanzania: Bad News As One Of The Conjoined Twins Separated In Dar Es Salaam Passes Away

By Prosper Makene

A team of 31 medical doctors from Tanzania and Ireland were involved in separating the twins in MNH on July 1 this year.

Tanzania’s Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) has confirmed that one of the conjoined twins who were separated on July 1 this year at MNH passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022.

“Neema, one of the conjoined twins who were separated in our hospital passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022, after her condition suddenly changed while she was in the intensive care unit,” MNH’s Head of the Public Relations Unit, Aminiel Aligaesha said in a statement on Tuesday.

Aligaesha has further said that doctors struggled to save Neema’s life but she finally lost her life.

“Let us continue to pray for Rehema who is still in the ICU so that the Almighty God may grant her good health,” the MNH spokesperson said.

However, a team of 31 medical doctors from Tanzania and Ireland were involved in separating the twins in MNH on July 1 this year.

The conjoined twins

The surgery took about 7 hours and was conducted by 26 Tanzanians and 5 medical Doctors from Ireland.

The twins were joined by the chest, abdomen and share a large part of the liver.

Tanzania was the third country to undergo such surgery in Africa, with the other two having been done in South Africa and Egypt.

 

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