Conjoined twins born in Dagupan hospital die

January 1, 2012 2:43 am 

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 31 — The first conjoined twins born at the Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC) here in recent years died at 9 p.m. of December 29, exactly 24 hours after they were born.

The conjoined twins, named Sarah Mae and Sarah Grace, were delivered at the caesarian section of R1MC at 9 p.m. of Dec. 28 by their mother Charita Preztoza, 22, of Urdaneta City.

Dr. Michael Canto, spokesman of R1MC, said the twins had two heads, two arms, two legs, two hearts, two livers and two spines.

He said they were only the fourth conjoined twins delivered at R1MC in so many years.

Doctors, however, said since the conjoined twins were born, their conditions had become critical and were attached to a tube.

Thus doctors monitored the babies round-the-clock in their hope to save them but to no avail. (PNA)

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