Surgeons sucessfully reduce baby’s six legs to two

Channels Television  
Updated April 20, 2012

Doctors at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH), Karachi, have successfully operated on the Pakistan baby born with six legs.

“A team of five experienced doctors have successfully separated the extra legs and limbs from the baby today (Thursday). He is very much safe and secure…the doctors are examining the infant to plan for necessary treatment to…ensure he lives a normal life,”  the director of NICH, Jamal Raza said.

The baby’s father,  Imran Shaikh,  who lives in Sukkur, says he is grateful that his son has being treated. “We are a poor family. I am thankful to the government for helping us treating my baby,” he told the media. Imran Sheikh also asked well-wishers to pray for the complete and early recovery of his son from the disease.

Meanwhile, the Prominent gynecologist and President Pakistan Medical Association Dr Samrina Hashmi has said the abnormality in the baby could be because of several factors, including improper medicines taken by the pregnant mother and contaminated water.

“In every 10,000 child births one baby is born with an abnormality such as a hole in the heart,” she said. “Then there is a possibility that several eggs were fertilised instead of one,” she said.