Abu Dhabi prince to fund Indian twins’ surgery

New Delhi, September 8:

Abu Dhabi’s crown prince has offered to pay for surgery to separate a pair of Indian conjoined twins who are connected at their heads, an official said today, as doctors explored whether such an operation was possible. Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan found out about the 10-year-old girls from newspaper reports and decided to help them, said Nawab Warsi, a spokesman for the United Arab Emirates’ embassy in New Delhi. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

The twins, Farah and Sarah, are joined at the head but can walk around, said Anupam Sibal, a doctor at New Delhi’s Apollo Hospital where the girls are currently staying, as physicians try to figure out if they can be separated.