Saudi medical team separate conjoined twins from Libya

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A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning. (SPA)
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A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning. (SPA)
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A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning. (SPA)
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A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning. (SPA)
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A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning. (SPA)
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A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning. (SPA)
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A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning. (SPA)
Updated 15 November 2019

Saudi medical team separate conjoined twins from Libya

  • A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning
  • Head of the medical teams says Ahmed and Mohammed are lying on separate beds for the first time

RIYDAH: A Saudi medical team managed to separate Libyan conjoined twins in a complex operation on Thursday at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said that while the operation was still underway, the twins were lying in separate beds.

 

 

The mother of the conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed said it was a joy to see they had been separated. “To see Mohammad wrapped separately, I couldn't believe it, my prayers go to the doctor and his team, may their successes continue.”

A video showed the emotional moment when the boys’ father saw them for the first time after the surgery. He broke down in tears before thanking the team of medics

A 35-member surgical team began the operation to separate the twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning.

The success rate of the operation, which takes up to 15 hours and is performed through 11 stages, is estimated at 70 percent.

“This case comes from Libya, a country that is enduring big challenges,” Dr. Al-Rabeeah said.

“It is due to our leadership’s initiative that the twins are here, to ease the suffering of the twins and of their parents - one of the humane touches of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Dr. Al-Rabeeah said the operation was the 48th to separate twins in the last 30 years and that the cases came from more than 21 countries.


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.