A Pakistani family is hoping for a miracle to save their conjoined twin daughters who are fused at the head.
Zainab Bibi, 35, gave birth to Safa and Marva at a hospital in Peshawar in January this year.
Muhammad Sadaqat, girls’ uncle said: “We dont know what to do. The doctors first said they will go for the surgery but now they are telling us this is going to be difficult.”
Dr Shahzad Akbar, medical director of the hospital where the twins were born said: “The twins were fused at the head but scans showed that they have separate brains. So we are hopeful that a surgery can work out,” said
However, the doctors are terming the surgery as a ‘complicated’ one.
“The surgery is very complicated in nature,” said Dr Shahzad. The doctors at government facility in Peshawar are now seeking expert help to chalk a plan for surgery.
Bibi, who is already a mother of five kids, lost her husband just 10 days before the girls were born.
“He husband died just days before the girls were both. We are worried for the future of the family now. We are praying for God to show mercy and make a miracle happen,” said Sadaqat.
“We dearly love the twin girls and we want them to be a hope for their mother.”
Meanwhile, Bibi – who is a housewife – is struggling to feed her kids after her husband’s death
“Her husband was the only bread winner in the family. We are not only dealing with that death, but we also have to take care of these twin girls,” said Hidayatullah, Bibi’s father.
“We are hopeful that doctors will soon give us the good news on the surgery. We can handle other life problems later.”