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HCM City (VNA) – Women have given birth to a total of 5,643 babies via in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) at Tu Du Obstetrics Hospital in HCM City since 1998, according to the hospital, one of the leaders in offering IVF services in the country.

Its IVF success rate, which is among the highest in the country, nearly doubled from 25 percent in 2011 to more than 45 per cent last year.

According to Dr Le Quang Thanh, head of the hospital, it not only provides maternal and child care but also offers technical support for hospitals in 32 cities and provinces in the south.

The hospital, which celebrated its 80th anniversary last week, receives around 3,500 medical treatment and health-check cases and more than 200 delivery cases per day.-VNA