RIYADH, January 19 (CIC) – Palestinian newborn baby Haneen is in a stable condition and has been moved from pediatric intensive care to a children’s ward, 10 days after a successful operation to separate her from her conjoined parasitic twin.
Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, Royal Court advisor, General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) and head of the medical team that performed the operation, said in a statement that “Haneen’s vital signs are now stable and that she is capable of being breastfed. Her medical rehabilitation program will start within the next week.”
The infant twins from Gaza were operated on at King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital in Riyadh. Haneen was separated from her clinically dead sister, Farah.
The separation was performed by decree of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The parasitic Palestinian twins travelled from Gaza via Amman, Jordan in December and were medically evacuated to the Saudi capital for the operation.