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Uttar Pradesh’s first government infertility clinic opens at Lohia hospital

Along with the infertility clinic that will provide treatment to both male and female patients free of cost, a 6-bed cardiac unit was also dedicated to public by the minister.

lucknow Updated: Dec 19, 2017 14:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Ram Manohar Lohia hospital,Infertility clinics,Health minister
The infertility clinic will help poor couples in particular who cannot afford the costly treatment at private clinics.

UP state’s first infertility clinic at a government hospital was launched in Lucknow at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital by health minister Siddharthnath Singh on Monday.

Along with the infertility clinic that will provide treatment to both male and female patients free of cost, a 6-bed cardiac unit was also dedicated to public by the minister.

“The state government is trying to bring in more facilities, especially in the field of healthcare,” said the minister while talking to the media after dedicating the facilities to public. The minister avoided direct comment over the question about the merger of Lohia Institute and Lohia hospital that was decided to start MBBS course at the institute.

The infertility clinic will help poor couples in particular who cannot afford the costly treatment at private clinics. There are several infertility clinics and hospitals in the state capital in the private sector that charge high OPD fee and also the medicines are costly.

With introduction of such a facility at state run hospital, the poor couples suffering with infertility can now have their treatment done for free. The couples will get advice from expert doctors and medical staff who are trained to treat infertility cases.

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The cardiac unit will be yet another significant facility for the people in city, particularly those living in Gomti Nagar and Indira Nagar. Heart patients were often referred to Lari Cardiology at the KGMU but with a dedicated unit now such referral can be avoided and treatment will be provided here only.

First Published: Dec 19, 2017 14:39 IST