Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences took over the Bourn Hall Fertility Centre that was part of the United Kingdom based Bourn Hall Clinic. Credited with the world’s first IVF (In-vitro Fertilisation) clinic, Bourn Hall started operations in Kochi with help from an Abu Dhabi based financier in 2011.
Now the centre at MG Road that has been closed since last few months, will be renamed as Amrita Fertility Centre
“We had planned an IVF centre in the hospital. Bourn Hall authorities approached us and said that they only wanted to associate with us. Around the same time our DM (Reproductive Medicine) was approved by Medical Council of India (MCI). We also liked the location of the hospital and the building,” said AIMS medical superintendent Dr Sanjeev Singh.
AIMS this year got recognition from MCI for DM (reproductive medicine) and they will admit two students for the two year super speciality course from this academic year. They will be posted at Amrita fertility centre that would focus exclusively on reproductive medicine and is headed by Dr Fessy Louis, secretary general, Kerala Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (KFOG).
With this Amrita hospital moves it’s facilities closer to the city. The hospital is on an expansion mode in Kochi, with a separate paediatric unit also being built in the AIMS campus at Edapally to cater to the needs of new born and children.
Though at first Amrita Fertility Centre will mainly cater to IVF treatment, hospital authorities said that within a few months they also plan to run satellite clinics for few critical departments like endocrinology, cardiology, gastro medicine etc from here.
Taken From Times of India