Rokeya and Rabeya were not born normal to Pabna’s primary school-teaching couple Rafiqul Islam and Taslima. They were joined at the head since birth.
Whether they would live normal lives as two separate individuals now rest on the hands of a team of neurosurgeons who are attempting a first-in-the-world separation surgery.
Doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, including two specialists from Hungary, have already begun separating the blood vessels in the brain of the 20-month-old twins.
Though the surgery inherits risk of mortality, doctors are optimistic that it would work through by the end, an entire process of six months.
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