Two-headed child stuns the hospital in Ajmer, Rajasthan


A baby boy with two has been born in India leaving the hospital staaf and his parents stunned and sparking widespread interest around the hospital. The 20-year-old mum gave birth to her son weighing 5lbs 7oz on Monday at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, in Ajmer, Rajasthan, in northern India,

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Dr Jaiprakash Narayan, an assistant professor of the paediatric medicine department, said everyone who heard about the miracle birth wanted to catch a glimpse of the remarkable baby.But before anyone could catch a glimpse of the baby, the parents had discharged him and raced home.

“A baby boy with two heads was born yesterday in a healthy state.” The doctor further added. “The mother completed her pregnancy full term and was doing well post surgery but the baby suffered breathing issues.”

Dr Jaiprakash deliberated whether to operate on the small baby but eventually decided it was too difficult.

He added: “The operation is possible in some cases of conjoined twins but here it was nearly impossible.

“Despite having two pairs of all of their internal organs they were all trapped in one body, with only one pair of arms and legs. You cannot separate such children.”

The baby was kept in the intensive care unit.

But the baby’s mother and 24-year-old father decided to leave and take their son home despite the risks and warnings from hospital staff.

The baby died 32 hours after his birth.

His parents are struggling to come to terms with their loss and have been turning to family members for support.

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