Kathmandu, January 13 It has been more than four years since the state-owned Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital (Prasuti Griha) stopped in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) service citing the damage done to the hospital building in the devastating earthquakes of 2015. The hospital has already started giving all other services from a wellequipped new building, but it has not resumed IVF services yet. “Though we have started giving other services from a new building from 12 July 2019, we are not able to provide IVF service mainly due to space crunch,” said Dr Jageshwor Gautam, director at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital. “The doctor, who had been providing IVF service, went to India for further studies, and after completing his studies there, he resigned from the post. It took time for us to fill the vacant post. Though we have trained manpower to provide the service now, the doctor is currently on maternity leave. Also, we are waiting for the completion of the hospital building in Kupondole, from where we will provide IVF service,” said Dr Gautam.
Four years on, IVF service yet to resume at Prasuti Griha
Published: 08:45 am Jan 14, 2020