By Peter Okutu
ABAKALIKI—EBONYI State for the first time in the history of its existence witnessed the delivery of conjoined twins, otherwise known as siamese twins by a woman, Mrs. Agbo Josephine on December 17, 2016.
Our reporter gathered that the woman is from Umuezeka Ngbo in Ohuaukwu local government area of the state.
The mother of four started experiencing labour pains and went to a maternity in her village where she had registered for care and delivery. But the delivery got complicated and the pregnancy was found to be multiple as the legs of the first twin had dropped. She was referred to a hospital in Abakaliki, St. Theresa’s Hospital, Abakaliki where Dr. Chudi Egbuonu took care of the delivery.
At the hospital, the woman was revived but the babies were found to be dead and could not be delivered naturally but through Caesaran Section.
An emergency Caesaran Section was performed and the babies were found to be conjoined twins.
The doctor, who managed the patient said the development can arise following the patient’s intake of harmful medication, including herbal drugs, especially during early pregnancy.