UCH delivers first IVF triplets

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The University Hospital (UCH), on Wednesday took delivery triplets the first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) carried out in the hospital.

The 45-minute procedure for the delivery began at about 1pm. The mother and the – all females – are in good condition.

The weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg and 2.4kg.

The elated father, Dr. Kehinde Osiki the Department History and Strategic Studies, University , was on ground witness the delivery of the .

He couldn’t hide his joy at the arrival the babies.

He said technology has brought relief the problems often attributed spirituality, adding instead of people carrying the burden of superstition, they should seek scientific solution their problems.

Osiki encouraged couples who could not fertilise not to lose hope, stressing there were solutions to their problems.

The triplets’ mother is an employee of the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), .

Expressing delight about the delivery, UCH Chief Medical (CMD) Prof. Jesse Otegbayo described it as another success story for the hospital.

He said the commitment to 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 .

Otegbayo hailed the team took part in the delivery.

Former CMD Prof. Abiodun Ilesanmi also praised Otegbayo for not abandoning the IVF project, which he (Ilesanmi) initiated about 13 years ago.

The Nation