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Dr.Rashid Latif sets record in Test Tube Babies in Pakistan

LAHORE,May 28 (APP):-The pioneer of test tube-baby in Pakistan, renowned Gynaecologist and Obstetrician Prof Dr.Rashid Latif Khan has set a new record in the medical history of the country by completing more than 1000 test tube babies. Addressing a press conference here Thursday on the occasion of silver jubilee of LIFE (Lahore Institute of Fertility and Endocrinology),he said that over 1000 mothers have so far given birth to test tube babies which also includes twins,triplets and quadruplets through IVF (Invitro- Fertilization) treatment at LIFE since 1989. He claimed that it was a record not only in the medical history of in Pakistan but also in the Asian countries.He said that all out efforts were made first to guide and treat the couples to produce the baby in a natural way otherwise they were treated step by step through IVF procedures.He said that IVF treatment is cheap in Pakistan compared to all developed countries. Dr.Rashid Latif said that after IVF & IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination),the ultra modern microscopic technique called ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) was also successfully introduced to enable the such couples having very minor number of sperms or have no sperms to produce babies. He said that couples were also being cured through another modern technique called MESA (Micro Epididymal Sperm Aspiration) which also proved a success.He said that all the treatment and medicines were being provided at same centre to ensure conceiving the pregnancy to avoid from any sort of spurious medicines. The other pioneer members of the team were also present which included Prof Farrukh Zaman,Prof Saqib Siddiq and his sons Prof Yousaf Latif Khan and Dr.Haroon Latif Khan were also present on the occasion.

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2009-05-28 18:54:06

     
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