- President Weah Instructs Health Minister to transport Conjoined Twin to Monrovia
A few hours after the news surfaced that a mother had given birth to conjoined twin and that they needed to be brought to JKF for operation, President George Manneh Weah ordered his Health Minister to transport them to Monrovia.
A 35-year-old woman identified as Madusu Sheriff is said to have given birth to a conjoined twin at the Tellewoyan Memorial Hospital in Voinjama, Lofa County, on June 11, 2022.
According to Tokpa Tarnue, an ELBC correspondent in Lofa County, doctors at the hospital disclosed that the twin, who are both males, needed to be transported to the JFK hospital in Monrovia to undergo operations.
He quoted the father of the twin who is not working as calling on the government and other humanitarians to aid them in the process.
According to the medical director at the Tellewoyan Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wilmot Frank, he communicated with Dr. Jerry Brown at the JFK hospital in Monrovia, who had asked the kids be transported to the hospital for the operation.
A release from the Ministry of Information said that President George M. Weah instructed Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah to get the conjoined twin from the Tellewoyan Hospital in Voinjama, Lofa, to Monrovia as soon as possible.
“The babies are reported to have been born on Saturday, June 11, 2022, physically connected to each other. The President wants the Minister of Health and her team to examine them and determine what needs to be done in order to ensure they and their mother receive the best medical attention possible,” the release said.
The government said that babies being born together is a rare medical event that has become very interesting to the medical community around the world.
The Liberian government said it is committed to working with all parties, both local and international, to make sure the newborn babies are taken care of.