The University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan took delivery of triplets of the primary In Vitro Fertilization administered within the hospital.
The 45-minute procedure for the delivery commenced at about 1 pm.
The mother and therefore the babies – all females – are in fitness, the hospital authorities.
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 the ground to witness the delivery of the babies.
Osiki couldn’t hide his joy at the arrival of the babies.
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He acknowledged technology has brought relief to problems often attributed to spirituality, saying rather than people carrying the burden of superstition, they ought to seek scientific solutions to their problems.
He encouraged couples who couldn’t fertilize to not lose hope, stressing that solutions abound for all problems.
The mother of the triplets may be a member of the staff of the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Ibadan.
While expressing delight over the delivery, the UCH Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, described it as another success story for the hospital.
Otegbayo acknowledged the commitment to require UCH to an enviable level had played out with the commencement of the IVF in 2020, and delivery of the primary set of babies through the method.
He appreciated the team that took part in the delivery.
A former CMD, Prof. Abiodun Ilesanmi, also praised Otegbayo for not abandoning the IVF project which he (Ilesanmi) initiated about 13 years ago.
L-R father of the triplets, Dr. Omokehinde Osiki, the chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Dr. Abiodun Moshood Adeoye, and therefore the Chief Medical Director, Prof.Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo holding the babies.
Source:- the state