Speaking at the one-year birthday celebrations of five of the children of the hospital, a retired Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecoloy from University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Austine Orhue, said the hospital, with the success rate of over 80 per cent, should be rated the best in the country.
Besides, the centre, established three years ago, has a record of 50 children, including a triplet and five sets of twins.
According to Orhue: “Even though the UITH could not be regarded as one of the first generation of teaching hospitals in Nigeria that started the IVF, its success story in the last few years could be regarded as second to none in any public hospital in Nigeria.
“It has, therefore, given us a ray of hope that public hospitals in Nigeria have a brighter future.”
Orhue commended the hospital’s management, led by Prof Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, for setting up the centre, “that has put smiles on the faces of many couples initially stigmatised as barren.”
In the same vein, Olatinwo said the management has prudently managed its meagre internally generated revenue (IGR) to set up the centre, just as he described its charges as one of the cheapest in the country.
The CMD, who prayed for the sustenance of the visions of the IVF centre after the expiration of his tenure of offices, urged Nigerians to always embrace patriotic acts that would make the country great.The elated parents proudly displayed their babies, including a set of twins, to the admiration of the UITH management and staff and other well-wishers.