Bangladesh Government Hospital Welcomes First Test-Tube Baby


In a remarkable milestone for Bangladesh’s healthcare system, Dhaka Medical College Hospital has proudly announced the birth of the country’s first “test-tube baby” under government management. This groundbreaking achievement was made possible through the dedicated efforts of infertility experts, led by Dr. Fatema, a prominent Professor of Gynecology at the hospital.

Brig. Gen. Md. Nazmul Haque, the director of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, made the joyful announcement on Thursday, marking a momentous occasion in the nation’s medical history. The newborn, a healthy and thriving child, represents a significant breakthrough in assisted reproductive technology within the public healthcare sector.

Hospital authorities expressed their heartfelt congratulations to the parents of the test-tube baby and extended their gratitude to all the professionals who contributed to this pioneering endeavor.

Sources from the director’s office and attending physicians confirm that the child was born approximately one and a half weeks ago. To mark this historic event officially, the Dhaka Medical Authority plans to hold a formal announcement ceremony in the presence of Health Minister Zahid Malek on an upcoming suitable date.

Notably, Bangladesh witnessed its first test-tube baby in 2001, albeit in a private institution. Since then, several private facilities have celebrated similar successes. However, Dhaka Medical College Hospital has now carved its name in history as the first government institution to achieve this medical feat, signifying a promising step forward in providing advanced fertility treatments through the public healthcare system.

This momentous achievement is expected to provide hope and encouragement to countless couples grappling with infertility issues across the nation, emphasizing the potential for accessible and advanced medical solutions within government healthcare facilities.

Stay tuned for more updates on this remarkable development in Bangladesh’s healthcare landscape.