A team of Zambian doctors at the University Teaching Hospital have successfully separated conjoined twins Mapalo and Bupe.
UTH senior medical superintendent for Women and New Born Hospital Dr Maureen Chisembele confirmed that Mapalo and Bupe were successfully separated at 16:58 hours today.
Dr Chisembele told Journalist at UTH this evening that doctors are currently closing up the wounds and the twins are expected to be recovering in Intensive Care Unit by 20:00 hours.
“A lot of progress has been made, in fact we have made great progress. The twins have been separated. They were separated at exactly 16:58 hours. However, there is still a lot to be done in terms of closing up the wounds and we anticipate that the surgery will continue for an hour and a half to two hours. We hope by 20:00 hours they will be in ICU,” said Dr Chisembele.