Saudi Crown Prince: Conjoined twins to be treated in Riyadh

Twins Haneen and Farah will be treated at the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh. (AFP)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman directed health authorities in Saudi Arabia to transfer Palestinian conjoined twins Haneen and Farah from Gaza to Riyadh for treatment.

Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Rabeeah, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, said that the directive issued by the Crown Prince will see the conjoined twins transferred from Gaza to King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh for treatment and the study of a possible procedures for their separation.

The Conjoined twins were born in Gaza on Sunday.

Their doctor and a family member told AFP that they need to leave to be treated and ensure their survival.

Allam Abu Hamda, head of the neonatal unit at Gaza’s Shifa Hospital, told AFP that the girls’ complicated condition “cannot be dealt with in the Gaza Strip, so we hope they will be transferred abroad for a separation.”

Dr al- Rabeeah said that the twins, who are joined in the abdominal and pelvic regions, have one lower limb and share some internal organs. He added that they need accurate medical tests to ascertain the joint organs and the possibility of separating them.

(AFP)

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