Six legged child, born in Sukkur few days ago, was shifted to Karachi for medical treatment Monday on the directives of Sindh Governor DR Ishrat ul Abad.
Father of the child, Imran Sheikh earlier said that he is poor and cannot afford more expenses over the child’s treatment. He appealed to the government for help regarding child’s treatment.
The Sindh Governor took notice about the baby born with six legs in Sukkur and directed officials concerned to ensure all-out assistance for the treatment of child.
Dr Ebad Khan also assured the parents that the government would provide all-out support for the treatment of their baby.
The child has been shifted to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH).
Director NICH, Dr. Jamal Raza stated that the para normal child having 6 legs is not a single baby instead there are two children in one body and one of them is pre mature.
He said that it is a genetic disease and only one out of 0.1 million children become the victim of this disease.
Dr. Jamal Raza said that a team consisting of surgeons will examine the child comprehensively and then decide about the operation and doctors from abroad would be called upon if required.