RIYADH: Mauritanian conjoined twins have arrived in Saudi Arabia following directives from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to study their case and the possibility of separating them.
The children, Mohammed and Fadhil, were transferred to the King Abdullah Children Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. Their father, who accompanied them, thanked the Saudi leadership for its warm welcome, hospitality and interest in the family.
He said the procedures for transferring the twins to Riyadh were carried out easily, and expressed his confidence in Allah and in the Saudi medical team, led by the supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and renowned pediatric surgeon, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, due to his experience in this field.
Their case is being studied as part of the Saudi National Siamese Twins Separation Program.
Should their operation be approved they will become the 49th set of twins to undergo the procedure in one of the largest separation programs in the world.