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UCH Ibadan delivers first IVF triplets

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UCH Ibadan delivers first IVF triplets

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The University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, on Wednesday, delivered triplets of the first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) performed in the hospital.

This is contained in a statement made accessible to reporters by the UCH representative, Mr Toye Akinrinlola.

L-R, father of the triplets, Dr Kehinde Osiki, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Dr Abiodun Adeoye and the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo

Akinrinlola disclosed that the procedure for the delivery commenced at about 1.00 p.m. and lasted 46 minutes.

He said, “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.”

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

Osiki urged the public that rather than bearing the problem of superstition, they should rather look for scientific solutions to their problems.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UCH, Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo, showed great joy at the safe delivery of the triplets.

Otegbayo depicted it as another success story for UCH.

He declared that the dedication to take UCH to a desired level had worked out with the beginning of the IVF in 2020 and the delivery of the first set of babies via the process.

Otegbayo showed appreciation to the team that participated in the delivery.


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