2006 News Story

Moroccan conjoined twins return home in good health

Moroccan conjoined twins Hafsah and Elham left Saudi Arabia for Rabat yesterday, the Arab News reported today. A Saudi surgical team at the National Guard’s King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh successfully separated the twins on March 4.

“The twins who came into the Kingdom on a single passport are going home with two passports,” KAMC’s deputy executive director of medical services, Dr Saad Al-Mohrijj, told the Arab News.

Both girls are in good health, Dr Al-Mohrijj said.

The surgery to separate the twins was performed on the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. It was the 11th successful such operation performed at the KAMC.