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Mother gives birth to a six-legged baby in Sukkur - Pakistan

Written By Ali Awan on Monday, 23 April 2012 | 13:18

Mother gives birth to a six-legged baby in Sukkur - Pakistan
SUKKUR: The wife of an X-ray technician gave birth to a baby boy with six legs in Sukkur on 13th April, 2012. The baby and the mother were both in healthy and stable condition. “There is nothing to worry about both, the mother and the baby boy”, doctors said. However, the management of the Hospital took extra care of the baby in order to prevent him from various infections.

According to sources, Father of the baby boy, Imran Sheikh was worried for his newborn baby, but at the same time was happy on having a gift of God.

According to reports from different sources, Imran Sheikh’s monthly income is around 6000 Pakistani Rupees. Therefore, it was impossible for him to get his child treated in one of the good hospitals within the country. He had appealed to the Government of Pakistan, seeking help with respect to his child’s treatment.

Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat ul Ebad took notice of this issue and the baby has been transferred to National Institute of Child Health (NICH) on Monday in Karachi.

“Body parts of the baby is conjoined and surgery for treatment could be very complex, but the baby could be operated and if required we would call foreign expert doctors” stated Dr. Jamal Raza of NICH.

Doctors are terming it a very rare and complicated case, the odds of such cases occur 1 in 100,000 only.

Baby with extra limbs successfully operated

KARACHI: The baby boy born with six legs was successfully operated by a team of doctors in Karachi on Thursday. Doctors were able to separate his four legs and other extra parts from the body. The operation lasted eight hours.
The baby was operated in National Institute of Child Health (NICH) Karachi. The baby had been in an intensive care unit ward since he was born last week to the wife of an X-ray technician. Doctors examined MRI, blood tests and CT scan reports before deciding to perform the surgery, and now the baby boy is said to be in a stable condition.
According to sources, Imran Shaikh, the baby’s father who lives in Sukkur, said he was grateful that his son was treated. “We are a poor family. I am thankful to the government and doctors for helping us successful operating my baby”, said Imran Shaikh.
He further stated that they were planning to name their son Umar Farooq.
The Doctors reported that the baby boy would be able to lead a normal life and the doctors are currently examining if any further treatment would be needed to help the baby boy with a normal life.


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