THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ten years of existence is an occasion for an establishment to cherish, look inward and chart future plans. For the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at Credence Hospital in
Ulloor, which has excelled in IVF and infertility treatment, it was also an opportunity to catch the smile in many children and their parents, who cannot orget the turn in their lives from the hospital.
The celebrations were marked with the reunion of ‘Credence Babies’, a special get-together of the parents who got their children after treatment at the hospital. The celebrations were inaugurated by Forests- Sports-Cinema Minister K B Ganesh Kumar.
During the last 10 years, nearly 2,000 babies were born by Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) and more than 1,000 babies have been born at the Centre through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at the hospital. The team has also pioneered in infertility treatment using Laparoscopic Surgeries and over 700 women have conceived normally after surgery alone, without the need for IVF treatment.
The team led by Dr Santhamma Mathew, Chief Consultant (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) and Managing Director, Credence Hospital, has many firsts to its credit, including the first baby conceived and delivered through Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA), combined with Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) technique in South Kerala in a 42-year-old lady. Jail AGDP Alexander Jacob, Mariamma Oommen Chandy and others participated in the fete.