Ranchi: Oasis Fertility Center was inaugurated by Dr Rameshwar Oraon – Honorable Minister of Finance, Government of Jharkhand at Ranchi.
Dropping Fertility rates in Jharkhand is a concern now, earlier in 2012 as the part of five year Health plan, Government had embarked on plan to reduce the population by controlling the birth rates and the total fertility rates from 3.8 to 2.1. Generally a level of 2.1 replacement rate is required to maintain the equilibrium in the population with ratio of 1:1, but Jharkhand is now staring at a new problem of Infertility among men and women of the state.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that one in every 4 couples in developing nations is affected by infertility. India has nearly 27.5 million infertile couples, and out of which only 1% of the couple come forward to get themselves treated. This is primarily because of the low awareness levels and the myth that the success rate in IVF/Fertility treatment is very low.
The total fertility rate, which is the number of children who would be born per woman if she were to pass through the child bearing years bearing children according to a current schedule of age-specific fertility rates, has declined from 3.9 in 1990s to 2.3 in 2013. It is estimated that while female factor accounts for 40-50% of infertility among couples, infertility attributable to male factors is on the rise and constitutes 35-40%.
Talking on the occasion of the launch of Oasis Fertility at Ranchi Dr Durga G Rao, Co- Founder and Medical Director of Oasis Fertility stated that “One of the main reasons for starting a Fertility Centre in Ranchi is just not giving another option for the infertile couple but to give an evidence based ethical transparent and protocol based
treatments to the couple. We at Oasis strongly follow the clinical protocols and algorithm coupled with cutting edge, latest technology in treating the patient thereby ensuring a higher success rates”
Adding to this Dr Durga also stressed on the fact about the timing of decision to visit a fertility centre is of utmost importance“Many couples delay the start of treatment, it is of utmost importance that the couple who have
already crossed 30 and have not conceived naturally after trying for year, they need to take help
of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, the sooner the better for best clinical outcomes”
Talking on this happy occasion, Dr Sarbjaya Singh – Clinical Head and Fertility Specialist at
Oasis Fertility commented that “Lifestyle changes have gone from bad to worse, and include increasing age at marriage, increasing number of working women who delay pregnancy, rising alcohol and tobacco consumption, sedentary lifestyle coupled with fast food consumption, and disturbing levels of obesity. More educated women are more likely to postpone marriages and childbirth. They also likely to opt for smaller family size as they are busy with their careers and work commitments.”