A six-leg baby boy born in Pakistan
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A six-leg baby boy born in Pakistan

Sukkur : Pakistan | Apr 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM PDT
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Wonders of nature never come to an end. Nature indeed has all the powers to turn pleasant things into bad and bad into pleasant. I believe that God has got power over each and everything including nature and even a leaf of tree cannot move without His orders.

The wife of an X-ray technician today gave birth to a baby boy with six legs in Sukkur – a city in Sindh province of Pakistan. The baby is stated to be healthy, but the hospital’s management is taking extra care of the child to prevent him from infections. The doctors said that mother of the baby was also in good condition and there was nothing to be worried about the mother and the baby boy. Father of the baby, Imran Sheikh, is happy on having a gift of God, but is worried at the same time.

According to media reports, Sheikh earns around 6,000 Pakistani rupees a month; therefore, it is nearly impossible for him to get his child treated at a hospital. He has appealed to philanthropists and the government of Pakistan to help get his baby boy treated. Sheikh was married some four years back and this is his first baby. He was jubilant over having the baby boy, but was shocked after the nurse told him about the complicated birth. He had to take his baby home from the hospital owing to lack of money as he could not shift the baby to a hospital in Karachi.

Talking to this Allvoices contributor, Muhammad Qaisar, who is a doctor at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) – a hospital in Islamabad – , said the baby can be operated successfully to remove his four extra legs. He suggested father of the baby to take him to a good hospital and said that due to coverage by media, a number of NGOs and government institutions will likely help him save his child. “It is perhaps first child in the history of Pakistan having six legs. The case will also be a test for doctors and we hope for the better,” Qaisar said.

Qaisar also said there had been births of conjoined babies in the country and they were separated via operations. He claims that Pakistan has all the needed facilities and equipments to handle such extraordinary cases. “Doctors can tell the family after having a close look at extra limbs of the baby whether the newborn can be operated upon or not,” the doctor said to me in an exclusive chat.

StephenManual is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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