GUWAHATI, May 24 - The first test tube baby was delivered at the 151 Base Hospital here on Wednesday. The male baby, weighing 2.6 kg, was born at 9.22 am.
�Infertility is a common and stressful situation to the couple who are unable to conceive, despite a happy married life. ART Centre (Assisted Reproductive Technology Centre - Test tube baby centre) was established at the 151 Base Hospital, Guwahati, to fulfil the dream of parenthood to such couples from armed forces. It was inaugurated on October 22 last,� said defence spokesman Lt Col P Khongsai.
This is the only IVF centre for the armed forces in the entire Eastern Command and Eastern Air Command. This IVF centre has a state-of-the-art facility and provides advanced IVF procedures like ICSI, cryopreservation and fertility preservation.
Under the guidance of Brig Y Singh, Commandant, 151 Base Hospital, a dedicated team under the leadership of Lt Col Nagaraja N started the IVF work nine months back, which has resulted in many successful pregnancies.
The happiness of first successful pregnancy was experienced by couple RT Yadav and Sadana on May 22 with the help of a team of doctors comprising Lt Col Nagaraja N, Lt Col Deepak Patil and Lt Col Kusum Khati. �Both the baby and mother are now doing well,� said the spokesman. The couple had been suffering from infertility for the past three years. There was no chance of natural conception in their case.