Organises two-day free health check-up camp
SRINAGAR: With an aim to sensitise people about infertility, Medicover Fertility – Europe’s leading healthcare provider – has started services in Srinagar and organised a two day free health check-up camp on July 22 and 23 at their centre in Ahmad Hospital, Nowgam Bypass, here.
More than 70 people were benefited with the initiative. The consultations were given by Dr Sweta Gupta, Clinical Director and Senior Consultant, Fertility Solutions, Medicover Fertility, along with her team.
“We have organises such camps in past as well by covering the infertility affected areas in India. The implications of these problems somehow negatively affect the lives directly or indirectly,” Dr Sweta said. “The society is witnessing an increased number of infertile patients. Because of the seriousness of the issue, Medicover Fertility has taken up this mission to fight the fear of infertility.”
“If a couple doesn’t have a baby after trying a year of unprotected intercourse, then they should consult a doctor. Usually female infertility has signs like irregular periods but male infertility has no symptoms till the time they are not diagnosed by tests. But the good news is that the problem can be treated by using fertility treatments. We have seen a rise in male infertility case over the last few years as compared to female infertility. The common causes are lifestyle changes, not having proper sleep, regular smoking and drinking problems etc.”
It is estimated that infertility affects 10 to 14 percent of the Indian population. The need for fertility treatment all over India is enormous. There are currently 30 million infertile couples in India and the number itself throws up significant opportunity for foreign fertility players to tap the domestic market.
India is a country with a huge population, yet this very aspect of fruitful procreation, which helped to produce this population, is now dwindling as we see a steady decline in fertility. One out of every six couples need some kind of help to give birth to a child. “Men especially in the cities find that they are sub-fertile and unable to make their wives pregnant. The father wonders how his son can be infertile when he has sired so many children. The mother is shocked that her beloved son who can do no wrong and refuses to believe it, ultimately blaming the female. But, the fact is that infertility is a problem that needs to be taken seriously and changes have to be incorporated’’ Dr Sweta added. World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that in 2010, 48.5 million couples worldwide were unable to have a child.
With this facility, the company aims at helping childless couples by offering services with an unmatched combination of skill and technology, an official statement issued here said adding that highly experienced medical professionals would manage the facility.