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Tanzanian Siamese Twins Hassan and Hussein Separated Following Complicated 16-hour Surgery

In implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, a surgical team of 35 specialists has succeeded in separating the Tanzanian Siamese twins, Hassan and Hussein, at King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital in King Abdulaziz Medical City of Ministry of National Guard in Riyadh following a nine-stage complicated surgery that lasted for 16 hours.

Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, who led the surgical team, said that the operation comes under the directives of the Saudi leadership, becoming the 59th of the Saudi program for separating conjoined twins.

Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to Riyadh Ali Jabir Mwadini expressed thanks and gratitude for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and HRH the Crown Prince and for the surgical team, voicing appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous gestures and initiatives and its humanitarian assistance for all needy people around the world.

The mother of Hassan and Hussein extended her thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH the Crown Prince, citing the Kingdom’s humanitarian efforts.

Source: Saudi Press Agency