After successfully treating 42 year old longstanding paraplegic patient for fathering a child with his wife (32), Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) will be offering such special fertility cost effective services to spinal injury victims at a regular basis.
The patient Mr Singh was injured in 1998 in a road traffic accident and it was diagnosed as a C5 level injury. The injury to the patients lower spine and subsequent nerve damage meant that the wheelchair bound man would not be able to have children.
In our country, sexual health of spinal injury patients or their desire to have a family is often played down which is very unfortunate because they have the same desires and expectations as any other human being. At ISIC we closely observe such patients on a daily basis and we understand their special needs. With this case, we have decided to start a regular and dedicated practice of offering fertility services to such patients at affordable costs. We are sure this will make a huge difference in the lives of many people, says Dr HS Chhabra, Director in Chief, Spine Surgeon, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.
ISIC has always sought to offer the best available facilities to its patients and is renowned for its path breaking services in the domain of spinal ailments. Becoming a parent is a matter of pride for the average human. Disabled people are no different and ISIC has pledged to help them enjoy the fruits of parenthood. The hospital is desirous of providing IVF facility paraplegic patients in a cost effective manner on a regular basis, says Dr Rachna Verma, Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.
The hospital desires to develop as the best center to offer fertility services to spinal cord injured patients.
ISIC has established a stronghold as far as excellence; patient safety and care are concerned. Its already known as the best hospital in the capital as far as spinal and orthopedic healthcare matters. Apart from medical superiority, our USP is that we provide emotional support and guidance to patients with spinal injuries, as we understand that the after effects of such injuries are life-changing and their consequences are far-reaching, says Dr H S Chabbra.
In this particular case, a team of doctors including Dr Rachna Verma, Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist, Dr Dinesh Suman (Senior Consultant, Urologist) and Mr. Shivjeet Singh (Peer Counselor) worked with the patient over a period of time to enable him and his wife deliver a healthy baby. The couple was married for 3 years, but despite an incessant desire to have progeny, the condition of the husband made it impossible for them to have children in a normal course.