Lanka Hospitals achieved another milestone with the birth of its 50th IVF baby. Within a span of 17 months the IVF Fertility Centre of Lanka Hospitals has accomplished a feat of 234 pregnancies and 50 newborn babies making it the most successful in Sri Lanka with a 42% success rate in COH IVF cycle. Lakith Peiris, CEO of Lanka Hospitals, speaking at the event noted that this success rate is on par with the best IVF centres in the world.
The Lanka Hospitals IVF Fertility Centre is the only fertility centre in the country that performs IVF cycles seven days a week instead of batches, and treatments provided range from IVF pregnancies with endometriosis to distorted tubes, fibroids and other such complications such as ectopic pregnancies.
During the event Dr Madara Ralapanawa, Clinical Embryologist of Lanka Hospitals described in detail the accomplishments of the Fertility Centre and explained to the gathering how the treatment is carried out while the Hatton National Bank presented a gift to the newborn Nethmini Vihastha.
“In keeping with Lanka Hospitals’ vision of providing superior quality health care to a larger segment of society, Lanka Hospitals has made affordable all types of fertility procedures, to an extent that this facility could be within the means of a larger cross section of people at all levels. In order to extend the services of the Fertility Centre to the lower income segments, the Hospital has introduced an easy payment scheme,” Dr Wimal Karandagoda, Director Medical Services informed the gathering.
The Fertility Centre currently treats 45 to 50 couples a month for IVF procedures from Sri Lanka as well as from overseas with its 100th IVF baby expected in July 2010.
Lanka Hospitals’ highly trained IVF Fertility Team is committed to maintaining the highest confidentiality while providing all couples with superior medical care with compassion in a family focused environment coupled with personalised care.