Saudi Arabia Intervenes, Flies Out Nigerian Conjoined Twins For Procedure

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSARelief) has sponsored the facilitation of a complex surgical separation for Nigerian conjoined twins in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Press Attache at the Saudi embassy in Nigeria, Mohammed Alsahabi, disclosed this to journalists, on Tuesday, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, shortly after the Conjoined twins were flown to Saudi Arabia for the separation.

The twins, Hassana and Husaina Hassan Isa from Kano, are joined at the chest and share vital organs, making their separation a medically intricate and challenging procedure.

He said the story captured the hearts of millions worldwide, drawing attention to the urgent need for specialised medical attention.

“KSARelief in collaboration with a Saudi team of renowned surgeons and medical professionals, has embarked on a journey to provide these two young lives with the opportunity for a brighter and healthier future.”

“The surgery, scheduled to take place at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, would mark a groundbreaking moment in the field of paediatric surgery,” he said.

Alsahabi further explained that the conjoined twins would undergo thorough medical evaluation, and a team of experts, including paediatric surgeons, anaesthesiologist and nurses have been assembled to oversee the entire process.

Saudi Arabia Intervenes, Flies Out Nigerian Conjoined Twins For Procedure

He pointed out that the twins’ parents would be accommodated in Riyadh, and a support system would be in place to provide comfort and assistance throughout the journey.

“The initiative under the directives of custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, reflects Saudi Arabia’s commitment to humanitarian causes and its dedication to helping those in need, regardless of their nationality or background.”

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been at the forefront of providing international humanitarian aid and is internationally recognised as one of the key countries responding to humanitarian crises Over the years. “

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre was established in 2015, and to date has delivered aid and relief to 94 countries through more than 2,500 projects.

In his remarks, the Kano state Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, who was at the airport to bid them farewell, thanked the Saudi Arabian leader King Salman of Abdulaziz, for his humanitarian support to the people of Kano state in particular.

Yusuf expressed gratitude to him for taking up this charitable task as he did last year to the first conjoined twins of Kano state who are successfully recuperating after a successful surgery.