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Health Expert Seeks Insurance Coverage for IVF Treatment

Health expert has called on the government to provide insurance coverage for persons undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.

He lamented that government had not taken fertility treatment seriously, as many insurance companies in the health sector belittle or overlook fertility aspect, and don’t want to get involved in

The Chief Medical Director of Deda Hospital, Dr. Sunday Onuh, stated this during the launch of the Radiography Unit of the hospital.

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Onuh also lamented the high import duty on IVF products, which has made cost of treatment to be very high.

He called on the government to reduce import duty on the products and provide forex for importation, so that they could stop patronising black market, thereby making IVF more affordable for people.

On the newly-acquired Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine, the CMD said: “The MRI machine is the latest specification, and makes medical imaging conspicuous and sharp when you need to make diagnosis with sharp imaging. It’s faster than the specifications that have been in existence…”

SOURCE: The Guardian