In a first in the Northeast, Apollo Fertility, a part of the Apollo Health and Lifestyle and Apollo Hospitals group, on Friday launched one of the biggest standalone, state-of-the-art fertility centres in Guwahati, bringing a ray of hope to couples who are unable to conceive naturally.
Spread across 8500 square feet, the centre which aims to bring fertility treatment of international standards within the reach of every individual will also be the one of the first IVF labs with class 100 OT and Laminar Air Flow to provide superior clean air for embryos.
This is Apollo Fertility's 17th unit of the brand. After the successful launch of fertility services in Thane, Borivali, Solapur, Varanasi, Noida, Hyderabad in 2021, this will be the group's first flagship centre in Guwahati.
A trained team of clinicians and embryologists, having a combined experience of more than 5000 IVF cases, will be offering world class services at the centre.
"Change in lifestyles, stress, irregular sleep patterns, diabetes, obesity, smoking and alcohol have led to rise in male and female subfertility. In addition, there are socio-economic factors that have led to women and couples delaying having children. Couples are delaying starting a family to build their career, which has led to a true decline in their fertility levels due to ovarian ageing and related reasons leading to reduced chance of conception," informed Dr Arun Madhab Boruah, senior consultant at Apollo Fertility, Guwahati.
This centre will have facilities that cater to all kinds of infertility related issues, ranging from IUI, ICSI, laparoscopic surgeries, PGS (pre-implantation genetic screening) and fertility preservation services under one roof."Marrying late has become a trend. As women cross 35 years of age, their fertility potential gradually starts declining. According to The Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, infertility currently affects about 10 to 14 percent of the Indian population, with higher rates in urban areas, where one out of six couples is impacted," said Dr Boruah.
Like all Apollo Fertility centres, this centre will have facilities that cater to all kinds of infertility related issues, ranging from IUI, ICSI, laparoscopic surgeries, PGS (pre-implantation genetic screening) and fertility preservation services under one roof.
The trained and experienced team of doctors, who are all experts on reproductive medicine, are equipped to address both male and female infertility issues.
Speaking on the launch, Chandrasekhar C, the chief executive officer of Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited, said: "India has become the most sought-after destination for affordable and qualitative infertility-related treatments. We are extremely happy and proud to launch one of the biggest state-of-the-art standalone fertility centres in Guwahati."
"With a wide range of services being offered under one roof, our state-of-the-art centre will be a boon to many parents living in and around Guwahati and the adjoining Northeastern states who are trying to conceive. We hope our fertility services will address an essential gap in quality infertility treatment in the region," Chandrasekhar said.
Apollo Fertility, with its strong presence in 11 cities across India, plans to expand its footprint across other parts of the country with its evidence-based approach towards reproductive medicine.