For the poor, childless married couples in Assam, there finally emerges a ray of hope!
For the first time, the State Government plans to facilitate IVF (in-vitro fertilization) treatment or birth of a ‘test tube baby’ for the fertility-challenged couples in government-run hospitals.
Sources informed that an IVF centre will first start at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and subsequently, such centres will be replicated in other medical colleges as well.
The introduction of the IVF centre under the Gynaecology Department of the GMCH would mean that poor, childless parents, too, would have access to the facilities at a cost which would be less than half the cost charged by private hospitals across the country.
A source at Dispur told this reporter that although the idea to have such facilities at the GMCH was mooted some two years back, the matter got stalled for a number of reasons.
“The IVF centre at the GMCH would be of state-of-the-art quality and a team of dedicated staff, including doctors, would render their services. It will have all the specialised features of top class facility,” the sources said, adding the nitty-gritty of the set-up is being discussed.
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