A conjoined twin has been successfully delivered at the Ejura government hospital at the Ejura Sekyedumase District in the Ashanti Region.
The Siamese twins were born on Saturday evening to a couple, resident in Ejura.
The two babies who both have their two hands and two legs separate, are joined at the stomach. They are separated at the chest and heads.
News of the unusual birth drew large numbers from the community who trooped to the hospital hoping to catch a glimpse of the babies.
The medical superintendent of the hospital Dr Mensah Manye told Ultimate News’ Ivan Heathcote – Fumador the twins had been referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) since his hospital does not have the needed facilities to monitor the twin for a possible separation.
He noted, “The twins have to be monitored for a while. Some tests also have to be conducted before any decision on their fate can be arrived at. My hospital does not have the right equipment to do it so on advice; I have referred them to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.”
A journalist from Today’s Radio an Ejura based radio station Eugene Oteng Dwomoh reports that the traditional authorities have taken interest in the matter.
He indicated that the Akwamuhene of Ejura Okofrobuo Safo Kantanka together with a delegation from the Ejura Traditional Council visited the family to assure them that the birth does not connote any taboo or evil omen as had been speculated in the community.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Ivan Heathcote-Fumador