Once conjoined twins, Eliudi and Ericana returns to home, Tanzania today, separated

Eliudi and Ericana from Tanzania with their mother Grace and chairman of Apollo Group of Hospitals Prathap C. Reddy at their first birthday celebration at Apollo Specialty Hospital, Vanagaram. (Photo: K. Pichumani/The Hindu)
 Meet Eliudi and his twin Ericana, the separated Pygopagus twins from Tanzania who were conjoined at the end of the spine and shared vital organs. They were separated in an 18-hour surgery on December 16, 2013, at Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Vanagaram.

The twins, along with their mother Grace, are all set to fly home on Wednesday morning after their nine-month stay in the city. Tuesday was special as the twins celebrated their first birthday at the hospital. This also marked their debut appearance in the media.

In June, last year, Grace, a resident of Kasumulu, a village in Tanzania, had brought the conjoined twins to the hospital. Twenty doctors drawn from various specialities operated on the twins. ...Read more (The Hindu)