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Baby with 4 legs has corrective surgery in South Africa

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 22:25

Johannesburg: A government spokeswoman says a 2-month-old Namibian boy born with four legs is responding well to treatment after undergoing surgery at a South African hospital.
Ester Paulus with Namibia`s Ministry of Health and Social Services said today that doctors at the Red Cross War Memorial Children`s Hospital in Cape Town performed a nine-hour operation to remove two legs.

The baby, Andrew Palismwe, is now recovering at the Central State Hospital in Namibia`s capital.

Ruthy Mutanimiye, Andrew`s mother, told media at the hospital that Andrew had "quickly responded to medication" after a day in intensive care.

The Namibian government paid for the surgery through a fund that assists state patients with no access to private medical care.


First Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 22:25
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