Monday, April 12, 2021

FLASH: UCH delivers first ever IVF triplets

The procedure for the delivery lasted 46minutes, the medical college said in a statement.

• April 7, 2021
Jesse Otegbayo.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Jesse Otegbayo.[PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter]

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

This is contained in a statement made available to journalists by the UCH spokesperson, Toye Akinrinlola.

He said  that the  procedure for the delivery started at about 1.00 p.m. and lasted 46minutes.

“The mother and the babies, all females, are in good condition. The babies weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg and 2.4kg respectively.

“The elated father, Dr Kehinde Osiki of the Department of History and Strategic Studies at the University of Lagos, was on ground to witness the safe delivery of the babies.

“Osiki could not hide his joy at the arrival of the babies,” the spokesman said.

He was quoted as saying that “technology has brought relief to problems often attributed to spirituality.

He advised the public that instead of carrying the burden of superstition, they should rather seek scientific solutions to their problems.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UCH, Ibadan, Professor Abiodun Otegbayo, expressed delight at the safe delivery of the triplets.

He described it s another success story for UCH.

Mr Otegbayo said that the commitment to take UCH to an enviable level had played out with the commencement of the IVF in 2020 and the delivery of the first set of babies through the process.

He appreciated the team that took part in the delivery.  

(NAN)

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