By Maureen Nakigozi
A woman in Kabarole has given birth to conjoined twins. The twins were born at Kabarole hospital by caesarian.
The Siamese twins were born to Ms Justine Kyarisiima, 34 and Samson Turyatemba residents of Rugaga village, Rwimi in Kabarole District. By yesterday evening the twins had been referred to Mulago hospital for specialized management because Kabarole hospitals cannot manage the condition of Siamese twins.
Dr Loy Byaruhanga and Dr Richard Ssekitoleko who carried out the caesarian section for the twins to be born said the mother though still under anesthesia ,the babies are in a good condition.
The babies are both girls and they reportedly joined at the abdomen. The babies share the umbilical cord on the abdomen.
Kyarisiima has been getting antenatal services at Rwimi Health Centre III and at Virika Hospital in Fort Portal Town.
According to Mr Turyatemba, it was at Virika that the doctors told them that Kyarisiima had twins but could not establish that they were Siamese until when the she failed to give birth normally and was subjected to caesarian.The twins are the fifth birth for the couple.
This set has brought the number of conjoined twins to four in only two years. the first set of conjoined twins were born in Kabale but they were successfully separated, another set was born in Kumi district but they never survived to their operation, they died in March. These female Siamese twins shared a liver and heart.
Another set was born in Nakasongola but they died on their way to Mulago.Another set of conjoined twins was born in Kabale district but they were separated successfully in Egypt .