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Post surrogacy bill, Govt turns to IVF, sperm bank

New Delhi: After covering the surrogacy (regulation) Bill, the health ministry design to formulate regulations for In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), embryo transfers and sperm transfer banks. Another set of infertility-related services and an industry that is mushrooming largely in an ad-hoc manner across the country.

According to the news published in The Times of India, Assisted reproductive technology (ART) shows IVF and surrogacy services are most fond, is a Rs 3,000-crore industry in India.

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, secretary of the department of health research which had an important role in drafting the surrogacy bill said “We are aware about the way these clinics are increasing and that there is a need to regulate them.We are working in that direction,” “There was an urgency to regulate surrogacy as it was going out of control and the government had given repeated assurances in Parliament,” she said.

The Union Cabinet imposed a ban on a commercial surrogacy while allowing “altruistic surrogacy, where only “close relatives” can be surrogate mothers for Indian couples on Wednesday.
The ART bill yet not decided to proceed with but very soon “The draft ART bill will be brought to the public domain.

The existing draft bill is quite old and changes to be made to it, and also we need to concern many things and we are working on it an official said.