Doctors save life of baby with six legs
KARACHI: Doctors at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) have successfully operated a child born with six legs, Geo News.The operation, which lasted over two hours, ended with success during which doctors removed the extra limbs, and the baby is now said to be in stable condition.The baby, born in Sukkur, Karachi was on Monday for treatment. The baby born to the wife of an X-ray technician a week ago, Jamal Raza, the director of the NICH in Karachi, told reporters.”Not a baby really. Are two, one of them is premature,” he said. A doctor at the institute who declined to be identified said the additional members were the result of a genetic disease that affects only one in a million or more babies.”Doctors are studying the child to plan treatment necessary to save the life of the baby and make sure they live a normal life,” said a statement from the provincial health department.
Imran Shaikh, the baby’s father who lives in Sukkur, said he was thankful his son was being treated. “We are a poor family. I am grateful to the government to help treat my baby,” she told the media.Prominent gynecologist, and the president of Pakistan Medical Association Dr. Samrina Hashmi said the abnormality in the baby could be due to several factors, including inappropriate medications taken by the pregnant mother and contaminated water.”In every 10,000 births a baby is born with an example, a hole in the heart of abnormality,” he said. “Then there is a possibility that several eggs were fertilized instead of one,” he said.