Dr. Deepak Goenka is Director, Institute of Human Reproduction, Guwahati, he has had extensive training in Ultrasound, Assisted Reproductive Technology and Genetics at different leading centers of the world. He has performed more than 15000 IVF cycles and more than 3500 laparoscopy surgeries. He says the IHR -Guwahati is located in the heart of the city and is getting patients from all the seven North-Eastern states, other parts of the country like Kerala, Delhi and Rajasthan, Nepal, and the Middle East. He ascribes this to the center’s success rate, the level of patient care, and has all facilities under one roof. He gives the credit for the center’s success to the extensive work in PGD. At IHR they diagnose genetic defects before birth and thereby prevent such births from occurring.
The biggest hurdle that he faces today in providing fertility care services is one of the expenses and the fact that it is not covered under medical insurance. A couple with the problem of infertility has nowhere to turn except their resources.