GPHC helps couple conceive via artificial insemination

…calls made for reproductive unit

A reproductive unit is needed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after the healthcare institution has successfully completed its first artificial insemination (AI) procedure. This call was made by Dr Rafi Rozan on Thursday who was at the time announcing the historic procedure at GPHC where a couple after 16 years of trying to conceive were able to welcome a baby via AI at GPHC.

Mother and father, Bibi and Zaheer Hidar along with their newborn and the GPHC medical team

Dr Rozan, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, expressed that if the hospital is to see more of such cases, there would be a need for a reproductive unit to facilitate the kind of specialised care such cases require. He said that the unit will also have to be equipped with expert equipment suitable for the procedure.
In a historic procedure at the GPHC, new mom Bibi Hidar gave birth to a bouncing baby girl. The 39-year-old woman, who has type two diabetes and her husband, Zaheer Hidar, were able to conceived after several sessions of intrauterine insemination (IUI).
A team of doctors and nurses led by Dr Rozan successfully delivered 2650-gram baby Niomi on Thursday morning.
Artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves inserting the male partner’s (or donor’s) prepared semen through the neck of the womb (cervix) and into the uterus, close to the time of ovulation. It is a simpler, less invasive form of fertility treatment.
Bibi and Zaheer Hidar both expressed their happiness and thanks to the team of doctors and nurses who assisted them throughout the process.
“He did a great job,” Zaheer said, addressing Dr Rozan.
Meanwhile, Dr Lucio Pedro, the Consultant Obstetrician and Head of Gynaecology at the Maternity Unit at the GPHC said there will be a need for Government support if a reproductive unit is to be established at the hospital.
Along with Dr Rozan and Dr Pedro; Dr Natasha France; Dr Latchmi Nandalall, and Dr Nirvani Singh were a part of the medical team. (G2)