Bhubaneswar:  The Kandhamal conjoined twins Jaga and Balia, who were kept under observation in the ICU at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, after the first phase of operation, were shifted to general ward today.

According to reports, the twins are stated to doing well and were therefore shifted to the general ward, informed hospital authorities.

Reportedly, the twins would undergo the second phase of operation in mid-October.

The two-year-old conjoined twins, Jaga and  Balia of Melupada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal village,suffer from Craniopagus, a rare medical condition wherein twins are joined from the cranium and have a high risk during surgical separation.

Notably, a team of 40 doctors including experts from Japan conducted a 20-hour long operation on August 28 in the first phase operation to separate the duo.