A woman delivered a baby with four legs and two male sex organs at the Dhadeasugure Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Raichur last Saturday.
Born to Lalitamma, 23, and Chennabasava, 26 are the residents of Puladinni village in Dhadeasugure Hobali of Sindhanoore taluk in Raichur. On Saturday evening the baby was taken to Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Ballari. The infant has been placed in neonatal care at VIMS.
Dr. Virupaksha T made all the necessary arrangements to facilitate the baby’s transfer to VIMS. “It was a normal delivery,” Dr. Virupaksha said.
Lalitamma, the mother, was reluctant to take the baby to VIMS for advanced treatment. “It is God’s gift to us,” she told the staff at the hospital.
However, after her family members and the hospital staff counselled her, she agreed to take the baby to Ballari.
At VIMS, Dr. Divakar Gaddi is handling the baby’s case, said, “A team of surgeons is looking into the baby’s condition. It is a very challenging case for us.” Lalitamma 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.
Lalitamma told TOI, “The doctors and members of my family advised me to take the baby to VIMS for advanced treatment. Now, I am hoping he becomes normal.”