More than 200 babies are reported to have cried their first at the Applied Research, Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproduction Hospital Centre, better known in its French acronym CHRACERH in five years.
The statistics were given by the Director of the Centre, Prof Jean Marie Kasia Thursday May 6 on the occasion of its fifth birthday.
The hospital was inaugurated by Cameroon’s First Lady, Chantal Biya who is the God mother on May 6 2016.
It is said to have put joy on the faces of families which had lost all hopes as far as putting to birth is considered through in vitro fertilization.
The centre was set up by Presidential decree in 2011 and went operational in 2015 with the mission to among others guarantee the best procreation conditions for women in their natural role as mothers, carry out research activities in the endoscopic and human reproductive fields and provide high quality care in gynaecology and obstetrics.
It is a three-storey building equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to carry out the many tasks of endoscopic surgery, in vitro fertilisation, epidural surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as reconstruction of the reproductive system.
It has a maternity ward, six labour and delivery rooms, a neonatal department, six operating theatres for caesarean sections, gynaecological surgery and in vitro fertilisation.
There is also a section for embryo retrieval. Family planning, intensive care, reception and emergencies are equally parts of the Centre.
Today, patients reportedly come from Africa, Europe and Middle East to benefit from the services of CHRACERH.