Chennai, Jan 19: A 7-day old baby, who has a rare medical condition, sets on fire on his own. A unique disorder, doctors in Chennai say that his elder brother also suffered from the same disease when he was young. Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital has diagnosed him with Spontaneous Human Combustion. A special team has been formed to monitor the situation, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said on Sunday.
Belonging to the Villupuram village, he was initially hospitalised at a government hospital there, which recommended it to the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) and Hospital in Chennai. "I came to know about the incident through the media. Like last year, we are giving similar treatment given to through a paediatrician. The child has a burning injury in his leg. We are planning to give treatment to the baby's mother also", Mr Radhakrishnan said.
He further said,"We have set up facilities that can closely monitor the child."
The Dean of Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, Gunasekaran, said that the child is fine and that there are no further burning incidents after he has been hospitalised. "We are dressing the burning injury that were in the legs of the child. We have done a study and are investigating on how burns occur. We are closely monitoring the baby and a special team headed by me has been formed", he said.