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JUTH conducts affordable IVF procedures, says CMD

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The Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, says it conducts affordable In Vitro Fertilisation, IVF, procedures in the facility with less than N1million.

Dr. Pokop Bupwatda, Chief Medical Director of JUTH, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Jos.

He said that the IVF centre had successfully delivered six babies through the procedures from In Vitro level up till delivery.

The CMD said that as a way of expanding its services, the hospital was collaborating with the University of Jos, to establish a kidney transplant centre with grant from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND.

Mr Bupwatda said the equipment for the kidney transplant centre had been supplied, while training of personnel had been done outside the country, adding that the hospital was holding refresher training.

The CMD said that JUTH was working to diversify into other clinical areas, such as clinical oncology.

He said that the board had granted approval for building of the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, adding that oncologists have been employed.

According to him, JUTH will soon have a cancer treatment centre as an intervention of the Federal Government, one among the teaching hospitals proposed for the centre in the country.

The CMD said that the hospital was also working towards sustaining the open heart surgery it had done in the past as part of efforts to stem the tide of medical tourism outside the country.

He said this was to move the hospital forward in line with the vision of the National Health Development Plan of the Federal Government.


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