On Saturday morning 4.23am a woman delivered a baby with four legs and two male sex organs at the DhadeasugurePrimary Health Centre (PHC) in Raichur
Baby born to Born to Lalitamma, 23, and Chennabasava, 26, residents of Puladinni village in DadeasugureHobali of Sindhanoore taluk in Raichur, later in the evening infant was taken toVijayanagaraInstitute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Ballari, when the baby has been placed in neonatal care at VIMS.
Dr. Virupaksha T who made all the necessary arrangements to facilitate the baby's transfer to VIMS said it was normal delivery
At first, the parents were unwilling to take the infant to VIMS for higher treatment. "It is God's gift to us," Mother told the doctors. However later on the family was convinced by
"I referred the family to VIMS and spoke to the surgeons there onSunday, and they informed that the baby was being kept under observation. I hope the baby becomes normal," DrVirupakshaadded.
"A team of surgeons is looking into the baby's condition. It is a very challenging case for us."Dr. DivakarGaddi, who handles the baby's case at VIMS, said,
Infants mother said she was willing to raise her newborn child just the way he was. "My first son, born three years ago, is healthy. We are poor and cannot afford expensive treatment," she added.
"I was advised by doctors and family members to take the baby to VIMS for advanced treatment. Now, I am hoping he becomes normal." Lalitamma infants mother said.