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India: Siamese Twin Aradhana Dies

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One of the conjoined Siamese twins, who were separated after surgery, died Thursday night in a hospital in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh.

Aradhana, who was struggling for life for over two weeks after the surgery, passed away following cardiac arrest at 9.20 pm at Padhar Mission Hospital managed by a Protestant Church.

A hospital release said that Aradhana developed septicemia (infection in her blood) after the surgery was performed.

Aradhana was separated from Stuti with whom she was joined at liver and heart after a surgery June 20 by a team of experts, including 23 doctors from India and abroad.

On July 2, both the sisters turned one following which their birthday was celebrated in the hospital with much fanfare.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had gone to Betul to bless them.

The conjoined twins were born to Maya and Hariram Yadav on July 2, 2011.

Since they were unable to take care of the twins due to financial problems, they decided to put them in the care of Padhar Mission Hospital where they were born.

The hospital authorities decided to go for a surgery to separate them last month.

The entire hospital staff, which took care of both the girls, were in a state of shock following the death of Aradhana.

Meanwhile, her sister, Stuti is doing well, post-surgery.

Source: UCAN India

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