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Benue fertility hospital delivers triplets

By Joseph Wantu, Makurdi   |   17 June 2016   |   2:32 am
The triplets

The triplets

As the First Fertility Hospital, Makurdi marks its one year of existence, the hospital has recorded a major breakthrough with a successful caesarean delivery of a set of triplet babies.

Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Stephen Hwande, who broke the news to journalists in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, said the triplets consist of a girl and two boys and were delivered of a woman who have been married for over three years but without conception.

Hwande expressed the commitment of his hospital to make families happy through IVS fertilization and urged couples with birth challenges to come out for possible solution.

He noted that since inception of the hospital a year ago, not less than 500 cases of infertility has been recorded, out of which 200 have been attended to, with 20 babies delivered safely.

He further disclosed that apart from the IVS undertaken by the hospital, it has also performed 50 cases of minimum access surgery (endoscopy), as well as other high-risk pregnancies.

Hwande, however, enumerated challenges confronting the hospital to include epileptic power supply, water and the need for more equipment. He also appealed for support from government.




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