UCH Delivers First IVF Triplets

Admin 08-Apr-2021 Nigeria_News, Health

Ayodeji Seriki

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has successfully executed the delivery of triplets - all females - of the first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) alternative reproduction system done solely by practitioners in the hospital.


The babies weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg and 2.4kg.


The procedure which lasted 45 minutes started around 1pm, and the mother and the babies are reportedly in admirable stable health.


The joyful father, Dr. Kehinde Osiki of the Department of History and Strategic Studies, University of Lagos, was around to see how things went and welcome his babies.


According to him, technology had blown the lie off the problems often blamed on superstition and spirituality.


He said rather than submitting to  superstition, people should rather seek scientific solution to their problems.


The new father of triplets encouraged couples who could not fertilise to see IVF as a good alternative, insisting there were solutions to infertility issues.


The mother, an employee of the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Ibadan, was a bundle of joy.


She commended the team of experts that superintended the arrival of her new joys.


UCH's Chief Medical Director (CMD) Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, described it as another success story for the hospital.


Otegbayo, who also commended the medical team,  noted the commitment to take UCH to an enviable level had played out with the beginning of the IVF last year and delivery of the first set of babies through the process.


Former CMD, Prof. Abiodun Ilesanmi, was not left out in the run of comemdations, praising Otegbayofor sustaining  project IVF started by him, Ilesanmi nearly 13 years ago.

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