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Surgeons at the National Institute of Health in Karachi, Pakistan have announced they successfully separated four extra limbs from Umar Farooq, a weeks-old infant who was born with six legs due to a rare congenital disorder, Pakistan news site Dawn.com reports.
As doctors consulted foreign experts on how best to treat the baby, his father, X-ray technician Imran Shaikh, appealed to the government and various philanthropic organizations for funding to pay for the medical bills, the Pakistan Observer reported. Fortunately, the governor of Sindh told doctors that the child's medical cost would be covered by the government.