KARACHI, Pakistan (Fri, Apr 20) – Sukkur-born infant with six legs was successfully operated at National Institute of Child Health (NICH) in Karachi, Pakistan yesterday.
The doctors had decided to go for surgery after they established that the baby actually did not have six legs, but had got extra limbs of conjoined twins, and they were successful in removing the extra limbs.
The head of the NICH, Jamal Raza, said the abnormal birth was the result of a genetic disease which would affect only one in a million or more babies. “It was strange that apparently an abnormal baby with six legs was as normal as other children,” he said.
Imran Sheikh, father of the baby boy, said after the surgery, “We are a poor family. I am thankful to the government and doctors for helping us successful operating my baby.”
He said they have thought to name their son ‘Umar Farooq’.
The heartening news of this boy’s successful surgery spread like jungle fire in pakistan. Thankfully, this boy would be able to live a normal life with two legs.