Filipino conjoined twins arrive in Saudi Arabia for medical assessment

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Saudi Arabia welcomes conjoined twins from the Philippines for evaluation and surgery.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 6: Siamese twins Akhizah and Ayeesha Yosoph, along with their parents, touched down in Riyadh on Sunday as part of a specially coordinated evacuation plan orchestrated by the Saudi Health Ministry.

The arrival of the twins, facilitated by the Saudi Health Ministry, marked a significant step in their journey towards potential separation surgery. Upon landing at King Khalid International Airport, they were swiftly transferred to the King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital (KASCH) under the careful watch of the National Guard, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency.

At KASCH, a dedicated medical team is now diligently assessing the twins’ condition to determine the feasibility of separation surgery. This critical evaluation comes under the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose unwavering support has propelled this humanitarian initiative forward.

Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, the lead overseeing the twins’ case, expressed profound gratitude for the royal support extended towards the Saudi Conjoined Twins Program and broader humanitarian endeavors. He emphasized the global impact of the program, underscoring its alignment with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 aimed at bolstering the Kingdom’s healthcare services.

In response to the warm reception received upon their arrival, Akhizah and Ayeesha’s parents conveyed heartfelt appreciation and offered prayers for the well-being of the Saudi leadership and the enduring security of the Kingdom.

As the medical team at KASCH embarks on the evaluation process, the twins and their family remain hopeful for a positive outcome, underlining the collaborative efforts between the Saudi government and healthcare professionals to provide specialized care and support to those in need.

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