A new medical centre that specialises in assisted reproductive technology and other treatments in Jos, the Plateau State capital, has promised to render free treatment for one indigent couple every month.
The health centre, Gynaeville Specialist Hospital, established by a group of four persons including a Jos-based renowned consultant gynaecologist and IVF specialist, Dr Kenneth Egwuda, consultant gynaecologist Jibrin Suleiman and two other clinical embryologists from the Leeds University in the UK, was commissioned recently.
Kenneth, the chairman of Gynaeville, said that the free treatment would be part of the centre’s community service and the team’s vision to make assisted reproductive technology accessible to everyone facing fertility challenges, irrespective of their background.
At the commissioning of the hospital in Jos, the chairman, who is also a minimal access surgeon, said that IVF started in Plateau State about two years ago with presently over 40 babies safely delivered through the process.
Having installed IVF centres in the state and Kaduna, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, and other places, Kenneth said that what made Gynaeville unique was its ability to offer world class treatment at a cheaper rate, adding: “Our dream is to make sure people faced with problems of childlessness have access to affordable assisted reproductive technology.”
Lami Sadiq, Jos
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