GUWAHATI: Infertility is a common and stressful situation to the couple, who are unable to conceive despite a happy married life. ART Centre (Assisted Reproductive Technology Centre -Test tube baby centre) was established at 151 Base Hospital, Guwahati, to fulfill the dream of parenthood to such couple of Armed Forces. It was formally inaugurated on October 22, 2018 by the then GOC 101 Area. This is the only IVF centre for the Armed Forces in the entire Eastern command and Eastern Air Command. The IVF centre has the state of the art facility to match with the international standards and provides services of advanced IVF procedures like ICSI, cryopreservation and fertility preservation. There are over 275 who have already registered so far. Under the guidance of Brig Y Singh, Commandant 151 Base hospital, a dedicated team under the leadership of Lt Col Nagaraja N started the IVF work nine months back, which has resulted in many successful pregnancies.
The first successful pregnancy was delivered to a proud couple RT Yadav and Sadana on May 22, 2019 by a team of doctors comprising of Lt Col Nagaraja N, Lt Col Deepak Patil and Lt Col Kusum Khati. A healthy baby boy weighing 2.6 kg was born at 9:22 am.
Both the baby and mother are doing well and they were greeted and blessed by Dr Leena Rawat Singh, Chairperson, FWC, Basistha Military station and Col Archana Saikia Tyagi, Senior Registrar 151 Base Hospital. The couple was suffering from infertility for the past three years. There was no chance of natural conception in their case as both the fallopian tubes were blocked. The newly proud parents are extremely happy to see their baby and thanked everyone who made this beautiful project for the welfare of the soldiers. This highly challenging task was possible only because of an exceptional service by the team of 151 Base hospital, Guwahati, a press release stated.
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