PGI first govt hospital to produce test-tube babies

Tribune News Service | 20 May 2004

Chandigarh, May 20: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has become the first government hospital and teaching institute in the country to produce test tube babies.

The first set of twin babies produced through hi-tech in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology at the modest facility set up at the PGIMER went home today along with their gratified parents. The seven and a half months premature baby girls weighing 1.1 and 1.3 pounds are otherwise healthy.

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