|The happy parents with their baby boy who was born via artificial insemination, in Phú Thọ Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Trung Kiên |Viet Nam News
PHÚ THỌ - A baby boy has been born via artificial insemination at Phú Thọ General Hospital in the northern Phú Thọ Province.
This is the first baby to be born through this assisted reproduction procedure in a provincial-level hospital.
Dr Đoàn Xuân Kiên, head of the Centre for High-quality Healthcare’s assisted reproduction unit, said 25-year-old Phạm Thị Hồng Loan gave birth on Sunday and her baby weight 3.1kg. Loan and her husband were residents of Lãng Công Commune in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc.
Dr Hà Đăng Thiệp, director of the centre, said that previously couples with infertility problems were referred to central-level hospitals for treatment. However, after the assisted reproduction unit was set up last October, Phú Thọ General Hospital, with the support of central hospitals, started offering AI procedures.
This unit would not only ease the burden on central hospitals but also reduce travelling costs for patients, according to the doctor
After a year of operations, the centre has performed 250 AI procedures, 37 of which have been successful. – VNS