Doctors in Pakistan were witnessed to a rare disorder when a baby was born with six legs. Initial study revealed that it is in fact two different babies with one getting attached to the other in the womb as it did not mature. The baby was born to the wife of an X-ray technician, Imran Ali Sheikh.
The doctors are trying their level best to make sure that the baby lives and has a normal future ahead. But they have a daunting task ahead of them, as the removal of the parasitic limb could be a serious and time-consuming medical exercise.
After being born with extra limbs in Sukkur, the baby boy was then shifted to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) in Karachi. The Director of NICH, Jamal Raza confirmed that they are doing their level best to ensure the safety of the boy. He said, “The extra limbs of the kid have become parasitic. The infant is all right and has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the NICH, but the removal of the parasitic limbs could be a serious and time-consuming medical exercise including both inner and cosmetic surgeries".
The father of the boy was very worried to the fact that their first child has this life threatening disorder. But he was very thankful to the government as well as the institute who is taking care of his son. According to him, he is very poor and has already spent all his life savings on the illness of his wife. With the financial and medical support that he has been receiving, he is hopeful that the baby would go on to live a normal life.