A baby born with 15 fingers and 16 toes is set to undergo a number of corrective surgeries. The eight-month-old boy has 31 digits â€“ but no thumbs on either palm .
He was born to migrant workers in the the village of Zhongping in Chinaâ€™s southern Hunan province.
He seemed to have inherited the condition known as polydactyly as his mother has one extra finger on each hand.
After learning of the boyâ€™s plight the No 6 hospital of Ningbo City offered to reduce the familyâ€™s medical costs â€“ estimated to be around $58,000 and perform the surgery in three stages, the China Daily reports.
Doctor Xu Jihai said the operations will involve cutting off the boyâ€™s extra fingers and toes and eventually reshaping his remaining digits.Â The hospital has promised follow-up treatments for him for the next 16 years as he grows up.