Makewell Meditour Helps Nigerian Family Find a Facility to Perform Rare Separation Surgery for Conjoined Twins
Released on: June 21, 2010, 8:36 am
Makewell Meditour Ltd., a pioneer in India’s medical tourism industry lived up to its tagline - “Connecting you to good health” when
it successfully organised the surgery that gave a new life to eight
month old, co-joined Nigerian twins.
The eight-month-old twins shared a common gut from the duodenum to the end of the
small intestine; along with having interconnected large intestines and blood
vessels, the twin girls also shared a common liver and gall bladder. Understandably,
the surgery to separate them was going to be an extremely complex one and to a large
extent beyond the reach of their father, Emmanuel Adugbe who works in an ice cream
factory and mother, Comfort Adugbe-, a housewife.
With the ratio of such occurrences being one in every 1, 00,000, the rarity and
complexity of the surgery was not in their favour and the parents approached
Makewell – an ISO certified company, in November 2009 to enquire about the medical
facilities available in India. The team from Makewell realised that the success rate
of such operations is only 30% and conducted a due diligence on what the best route
would be while ensuring the comfort and peace of mind of the family with the
progress they were making with their research.
Through the company’s networking with the best medical practices, leading healthcare
institutions and doctors, most of whom have received overseas medical training and
are widely acclaimed for their medical acumen; they ensured complete care of
family’s medical procedures at a fraction of what it would cost anywhere.
After months of dedicated search, Makewell presented this case to the Narayana
Hrudayalaya Woman and Child Institute, which agreed to conduct the complex surgery.
Many surgeons who were part of this had operated on Lakshmi Tatma in 2007, born with
her partially formed parasitic twin and had eight limbs. A team of 24 doctors
operated on co-joined Nigerian twins, Peace and Patience Adugbe, and successfully
separated them despite their complex internal anatomy.
The success of this operation is a big achievement for Makewell that is setting
itself apart through the provision of its professional services and its end to end
solutions provision – a service which they provided this family by taking care of
and organising not only the surgery but also the passports, visas and all their
The personalised care, hospitality and quick response time to an urgent medical
situation provided to this family by Makewell and the entire medical team is a true
example of the leading medical facilities available in India today. Parents of the
girls have expressed their gratitude to India and specifically to Makewell for
making it possible for their girls to have a normal life. CEO of Makewell Meditour Ltd., Mr. Sandeep Khemka has to say - "It feels great that we worked on this case.
It further strengthens the fact that India is indeed an apt medical tourism
destination; truly a milestone for the company as well because sometimes
satisfaction comes from going beyond the call of the duty.”
Contact Details: Makewell Meditour Ltd
A/702, 55 corporate Avenue,
Sakivihar Road, Andheri -East
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