According to Indian Media, the baby was born on January 21 to Lalitamma, 23, and her husband Chennabasava, 26. The couple is residents of Puladinni village in Dadeasugure Hobali of Sindhanoore taluk in Raichur.
Initially, the parents weren’t ready to take the infant to VIMS but agreed to take the baby after the hospital staff counseled the mother.
VIMS Dr Divakar Gaddi told the media, “A team of surgeons is looking into the baby’s condition. It is a very challenging case for us.”
However, Lalitamma said she was willing to raise her newborn child just the way he was as they have financial constraints.
She told the newspaper adding that for her, the child was a ‘gift from God’, “My first son, born three years ago, is healthy. We are poor and cannot afford expensive treatment.”