On Wednesday the management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, recorded a breakthrough, it stated that with the aid of In Vitro Fertilization it took delivery of a set of triplets for the first time in the hospital.
The UCH authorities said the process for the delivery begun at about 1 pm and lasted about 46minutes.
Further adding that the mother and the babies, all females, are in good condition.
The three babies weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg and 2.4kg respectively.
Dr Kehinde Osiki of the Department of History and Strategic Studies, University of Lagos, the Father of the Triplets, was present to witness the delivery of the babies.
He expressed joy on the arrival of the babies, saying, “Technology has brought relief to problems often attributed to spirituality.”
Elaborating further, he stated that instead of people carrying the burden of superstition, they should seek scientific solutions to problems, and married couples who could not have babies should not lose hope as solutions are very much present within the world of science and technology.
The mother of the triplets works with the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan.
Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital, Ibadan, expressed his delight at the success story for UCH, and also expressed appreciation to the team that oversaw the delivery.
He said, “We are commited to taking UCH to an enviable level. In a way, the commitment has played out with the commencement of the IVF in 2020 and the delivery of the first set of babies through the process.”
A former Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Prof. Abiodun Ilesanmi, lauded the management for its tenacity on the IVF project which he (Ilesanmi) initiated 13 years ago.