Conjoined twins were born at a hospital in northern India on Wednesday morning.
“Yes this report is perfectly true that we have delivered a female baby having two heads,” Dr. Ashish Sehgal, the CEO of Cygnus JK Hindu Hospital, told ABCNews.com in an email. “She is presently alive and healthy.”
The New York Daily News reports that the babies’ mom, Urmila Sharma, couldn’t afford an ultrasound and didn’t know she was delivering conjoined twins.
“We only came to know she was carrying conjoined twins after an ultrasound two weeks ago but it was too late to do anything by then,” Dr Shikha Malik, who delivered the baby, said.
According to the Daily Mail, the twins have “two heads, two necks and two spines,” but just one body and their chances for survival are slim.
Sehgal told the Daily News that a “meticulous and challenging” surgery could be the key to saving the twins’ life, but the procedure can’t take place until they are in stable condition.