Hyderabad: A team of police task force officers and district medical and health officials raided Kiran Fertility Centre at Sai Kiran Hospital on Road No. 14, Banjara Hills, on Saturday night and found that it had carried out 48 surrogacies without following procedure.
For a surrogacy unit, permission has to be taken from the local state office and guidelines of Indian Council and Medical Research have to be followed.
A senior health official of DMHO department said, “Kiran Fertility Centre is only the tip of the iceberg. There are many such centres running in nooks and corners of the city where apartments have more than 25 to 50 surrogate mothers holed up. The clinics are next to these apartments. The surrogate mother acts and behaves like a local resident so that she draws minimum attention. Action can be taken only when there is a strong complaint and this was seen in the case of this centre.”
The cost of surrogacy in the fertility centre is Rs 2.5 lakh.
They have centres like the one raided in Bengaluru, Gurugram, Nepal, Kenya and Ukraine. Kiran Fertility Centre officials refused to talk about the action taken by the health department....