Paks first test-tube baby turns 19

July 7th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore , July 7 (ANI): The first Pakistani test-tube baby, born in Lahore , turned 19 yesterday. On this occasion, the pioneer of test-tube baby in the country Gynaecologist Prof Dr Rashid Latif Khan said that he was grateful to Allah for bestowing wisdom on him to serve childless couples.

It was a major breakthrough in the field of medicine in Pakistan when the first-ever test-tube baby was born on July 6, 1989, the Daily Times quoted him as saying.

He said that more then a thousand healthy test-tube babies, including sets of triplets and twins, had been produced.

Dr Latif said that for first time in the Pakistan , another ultra-modern microscopic technique called ICSI that enabled males having low number of sperms count produce children.

He said fertility of a woman declined after the age of 35 years. Younger the patient, more chances of success with IVF treatment, he said and added any couple that did not have a baby after two years of marriage must consult a qualified gynaecologist for proper treatment. (ANI)

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