Apr 19

Surgery of Six legged baby operated successfully

KARACHI: The doctors at the National Institute of the Child Health (NICH) have successfully operated the baby boy born with six legs.Six Legged Baby BoyThe 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.

Apr 18

Doctors trying to save life of baby with six legs

Doctors in are fighting to save life of a baby boy born with six legs, hospital officials said.SIX LEG BABY

The infant was born to the wife of an X-ray technician a week ago, Jamal Raza, the director of National Institute of the Child Health 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, around 450 kilometres (280 miles) north of Karachi, 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.–AFP

Apr 14

A six-leg baby boy born in Sukkur

Sukkur, Sindh: A technician’s wife gave birth to a baby boy with six legs in Sukkur, a city of Sindh Province, local media reported.six leg baby

Both mother and the baby are in healthy condition though hospital administration is paying extra attention to the baby.

Imran Sheikh, a technician hardly manages to earn to cater needs of his family, looked cheerful on having a healthy baby. However, he was a bit worry about the treatment of his child.

Local doctors advised Sheikh to take his child to any modern hospital in Karachi, the economic hub of the country.

“”I can’t afford to visit Karachi and get treated my baby.”

“I appeal philanthropists and the government to come forward for treatment of the baby,” appealed, Imran, a X-ray technician.

Local medical experts claim that Pakistan has medical facilities to operate such special medical cases requiring a handsome amount of money.