- In an operation that lasted for 18 hours, conjoined twins have been successfully separated
- The twins, who were joined at the head, were separated in an operation involving 30 doctors and nurses
- Their mother says she wants her daughters to become doctors so they can save other children
Conjoined twins identified as Ervina and Prefina have been separated successfully in Vatican City hospital.
Ervina and Prefina were joined at the head, but surgeons were able to separate the two-year-old girls.
Their mum, who is from the Central African Republic, said she wants her daughters to "become doctors to save other children".
Thirty doctors and nurses separated the conjoined twins in an operation that lasted for 18 hours at Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, Face 2 Face Africa reports.
After the operation, the twins' mother Ermine said:
“Ervina and Prefina were born twice. If we had stayed in Africa I don’t know what fate they would have had."
Ermine, who was thankful to the hospital staff, hopes Pope Francis could baptise her daughters who turned two on June 29.
In other news, a baby who is now regarded as some sort of miracle joined the world in a way no one will ever forget.
The Vietnamese child who was born in Hoi Phong International Hospital came out of his mum’s womb holding an IUD device in one hand.
The determined baby who shocked the mum’s obstetrician clung onto the device so tight and looked like he was rendering poetic justice.
His eyes were closed and the IUD was pressed hard onto his face. Such a champion!
The obstetrician who helped the little kid’s mum deliver snapped the photo so the memory could be etched in her mind for the rest of her life.
She was so tickled by the occurrence and found it to be quite bizarre and intriguing at the same time.
Tran Viet Phuong, the doctor, said she was captured by how the baby made his way into the world clutching onto the device meant to prevent it from being born.
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