22 Nov 2009

Separated twins birth parents told they are alive and well

2:41 pm on 22 November 2009

The guardian of twin Bangladeshi girls separated during surgery in Melbourne last week says she is glad the birth parents know they are alive and well.

Twins Krishna and Trishna are neurologically sound after waking from induced comas.

Their guardian Moira Kelly says the girls' mother, who gave them up for adoption, has been informed of the successful surgery, reports the ABC.

She says it's a dream come true to think a mother knows, somewhere in Bangladesh, that her two daughters are alive.

Krishna and Trishna, who were born joined at the head, were separated by a 16 member medical team on Tuesday.

Trishna woke up on Thursday morning after the marathon 32-hour surgery, but Krishna, who suffered more complications, did not wake until Friday night.