Let’s Help Inaka and Kanaka, Conjoined Twins from Jepara

Kanaka suffers from weak heart disease which affects her growth, while Inaka has no genitals with legs that do not match her body size.

Inaka and Kanaka, the conjoined twins.
Inaka and Kanaka, the conjoined twins born in Buaran Village, Mayong District, Jepara Regency. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JEPARA – They are Inaka and Kanaka, the twin infants who were born four months ago, in April 2021, in Buaran Village, Mayong District, Jepara Regency. They were born conjoined with only one anal canal.

Kanaka has a weak heart disease which greatly affects her growth, while Inaka has no genitals with legs that do not match her body size.

Since they were born, they have received intensive treatment from a hospital program in Semarang. However, the program only lasted for four months and now, Inaka and Kanaka are only treated in their house with limited medical equipment.

Their parents are underprivileged. Their father is a farm laborer while their mother is only a factory laborer.

Every day, Inaka and Kanaka only consume special formula milk which costs around IDR 350 thousand and only lasts for two days. It is quite difficult for their family since they still have to meet their basic daily needs.

Branch Manager of MRI-ACT Pati, Husni Azam who visited the family of Inaka and Kanaka, explained that inaka and Kanaka’s medical needs are very urgent. In addition to surgery, both of them cannot breastfeed since according to the doctor, they both have allergies.

“Currently, MRI-ACT Pati Raya is still raising donation for Inaka and Kanaka. We brought food packages which followed by two packages of formula milk," said Husni.

Inaka and Kanaka’s medical treatment is currently being postponed due to the insufficient body weight of both infants. ACT also raises assistance for them through  Indonesiadermawan.id.[]