Friday 4 November 2011

IVF in Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of India, a country which is one of the largest emerging economies of the world.India is characterized by the fact that although the official language is Hindi, vast majority of the population speaks English and almost all official work gets done in English too. Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings.

Delhi has an area of 1,483 sq km and is situated at Latitudinal parallel: 28.3oN and Longitudinal meridian: 77.13oE. It is 293 m above sea level and has a population of 13.85million (Census 2001). The temperatures vary from 45oC (Max) - usually in May – Jun to 5oC (Min) -usually in Dec – Jan. People of Delhi embrace a modern lifestyle. Delhi has always been a Cosmopolitan city where one would find people from all parts of India. Overall, Delhi is a very multi-linguist and multi-cultured society which has now opened itself to embracing every new custom and tradition.

With more and more tourists coming to Delhi, the government has a special ministry to look into the well being of visitors. Tours and travel agencies in the city provide tourism services ranging from accommodation to guide and sight-seeing. Delhi tourism department has set up help desk services for foreign tourists who can find all necessary information about the city.

With the opening up of the economy and advancements in Medical Infrastructure, more and more patients from countries all over the world are flocking to India for all types of treatments including IVF (invitro fertilization). They have many advantages coming here for their treatments vis a vis other countries. The Doctors in India are among the best all over the world as the entire medical profession; from teaching in Medical Colleges to professionally practicing Doctors come under the gambit of the Medical Council of India which ensures quality in education and practice. Second is the cost of treatment, which is much less compared to treatments anywhere else in the world. Third is the cutting edge technology available in the hospitals here. Fourth is the ease of communication as English is the chief means of communication in New Delhi. Other languages spoken are Hindi , Urdu, Punjabi and Bangla. Translators of all main languages of the world are easily available. Lastly, patients who want to exercise the option of egg donation IVF cycle or surrogacy in IVF during their treatment in Delhi can find healthy donors and surrogates too.

It is no surprise that we have patients coming in from USA, Europe, Australia, South East Asia and the middle East coming here to get IVF (invitro fertilization) done, with good success rates and ease of cost.

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