President János Áder has hosted a formal dinner at Sandor Palace in honor of the doctors who separated Bangladeshi Siamese twins conjoined at the head earlier this year.
According to MTI, the president praised the expertise and innovation shown by the Hungarian doctors who performed a series of operations to separate the twins in Bangladesh and Hungary.
President Áder said the doctors could rely on their knowledge, previous achievements and on the certainty that they were not alone, as there are plenty of talented Hungarian health specialists capable of holding their own in any part of the world.
“All Hungarian citizens can be proud of you, your knowledge and humanity,” the president told the doctors.
The first phase of “Operation Freedom”, which included groundbreaking work to separate the blood flow of the brains, was conducted by a Hungarian team led by István Hudák in Bangladesh in August 2018.
Preparatory surgery to separate the twins was performed in Hungary on January 25 this year. During the operation led by Dr Gergely Pataki, the tissue expander system was implanted.
A team of 35 Hungarian doctors and assistants led by András Csokay from Budapest’s Honvéd Hospital carried out the final procedure during a 30-hour operation on August 1-2 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In September, Rabeya underwent a five-hour skull reconstruction operation and cosmetic surgery. Rokaiya, however, suffered brain bleeding 33 days after the separation and was in a serious condition. In October, she was released from intensive care and taken to a special ward to be with Rabeya.
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