KARACHI: The doctors at the National Institute of the Child Health (NICH) have successfully operated the baby boy born with six legs.The operation, lasted more than two hours, ended successfully during which the doctors removed the extra organs and the baby is now said to be in stable condition.
The baby, who was born in Sukkur, was brought to Karachi on Monday for treatment. The infant was born to the wife of an X-ray technician a week ago, Jamal Raza, the director of the NICH in Karachi told reporters.
“It is not one baby actually. They are two, one of them is premature,” he said. A doctor at the institute who did not wish to be named said the extra limbs were the result of a genetic disease which would affect only one in a million or more babies.
“The doctors are examining the infant to plan for necessary treatment to save the baby’s life and ensure he lives a normal life,” said a statement from the provincial health department.
Imran Shaikh, the baby’s father who lives in Sukkur, said he was grateful his son was being treated. “We are a poor family. I am thankful to the government for helping us treating my baby,” he told the media.