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COVID-19 ENTRY SCREENING
EFFECTIVE TUESDAY 24TH MARCH 2020
To our valued patients and support personnel,
Here at Concept Fertility Centre, our number one priority is the health, safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff. As a privately owned healthcare facility offering healthcare services to the community, we are facing many challenges with regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Concept Fertility has had to further assess its practices and entry restrictions to ensure we can better protect our patients and the larger community during this difficult time.
Entry Restrictions for Concept Fertility Centre
Patients will be unable to access Concept Fertility in the following circumstances:
1) If you have traveled from overseas into Pakistan in the last 14 days effective Tuesday 24th March 2020
2) If you have had contact with any person (relative, friend, colleague) who has recently arrived into PAKISTAN from overseas or interstate
3) They have been in close contact with a proven case of COVID-19
4) They have been in close contact with a person awaiting results from a test for COVID-19
5) Present to Concept with signs of a fever (³ 37.5 degrees), cough or cold.
Upon entering Concept you will be greeted by a Triage Nurse who will ask all persons to complete a screening questionnaire. Your temperature will be taken if you meet the entry requirements. If you answer YES to any of the questions, it is with regret, we will not be able to allow you entry into Concept.
We understand the impact, both physically and emotionally, these restrictions may have on our patients, however, we all have a social responsibility to assist in slowing the spread of the COVID-19.
Please understand your health and safety, as a patient undergoing treatment at Concept, will not be compromised.
The Concept team is happy to answer questions you may have so please contact us, 0321-2007766
This website and our Facebook page will be updated if changes occur.
I sincerely thank you for your understanding and assistance during such challenging times.
Dr Safia Sharif
National Manager Clinical Coordination
Coronavirus Infection – COVID-19 and Pregnancy
You will be aware of the current outbreak of Coronavirus. Most people infected will have mild disease including women of reproductive age but infections can be severe and even deadly. At this time we have an extremely limited understanding of this infection in pregnancy.
Current information is based on experience from past coronavirus illnesses (SARS in 2002 and MERS in 2012) and data from pregnant women who have had an infection with COVID-19.
· Pregnant women do not appear to be more susceptible to infection with COVID-19.
· It must be stressed that it is unknown if pregnancy can increase the severity of COVID-19 infection.
· No evidence of transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy was seen with SARS or MERS infections. This appears to be the same for COVID-19.
· It is unknown whether COVID-19 can be transmitted through breast milk.
During pregnancy close attention to measures to reduce the risk of acquiring this infection must be followed.
Pregnant women will be strongly advised to have vaccination when this becomes available. Vaccination for the annual influenza virus is also recommended in pregnancy if not already administered.
Where possible pregnant women should avoid crowds and consider working from home. Avoid overseas travel and reconsider the need for interstate travel where ever possible.
Guidance may change as the outbreak spreads. Keep informed.
The following basic measures are recommended for all people to follow:
· Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water is best but when not possible hand sanitizer will suffice.
· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw in a bin.
· Cough or sneeze into your elbow if no tissue
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
· Stay home when you are sick.
· Contact a health professional if you have symptoms of Covid-19. The most common are fever and a dry cough.
· DON’T touch your face.
· DON’T travel if you have a fever and cough.
How we help
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) and Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) are the two most popular ARTs for a successful fertilisation. They are identical procedures apart from the way the egg is fertilised. IVF allows the sperm to penetrate the egg on its own accord whereas ICSI directly inserts the sperm into the egg.
PGS helps infertile couples that undergo IVF treatment to increase the chances of an ongoing pregnancy by screening embryo for chromosome imbalance or problem including sex chromosomes.
It is recommended for couples with a history of unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage and failed IVF/ICSI procedures.
Artificial Insemination (AI) involves placing washed semen from the partner, into the uterus of the woman in order to achieve pregnancy.
A testicular biopsy is a test to remove a small sample of tissue from one or both testicles. The tissue is then looked at under a microscope to see if the man is able to father a child. … The testes produce sperm (which is needed for reproduction) and male hormones, such as testosterone.
- Testicular Biopsy G/A
- Testicular Biopsy L/A
A type of surgery in which small incisions are made in the abdominal wall through which a laparoscope and other instruments can be placed to permit structures within the abdomen and pelvis to be seen. A variety of probes or other instruments can also be pushed through these small incisions in the skin. In this way, a number of surgical procedures can be performed without the need for a large surgical incision.
The process of freezing one or more embryos to save them for future use. Embryo freezing involves in vitro fertilization, a procedure in which eggs are removed from a woman’s ovary and combined with sperm in the laboratory to form embryos. … Also called embryo banking and embryo cryopreservation/ Semen cryopreservation (commonly called sperm banking or sperm freezing) is a procedure to preserve sperm cells. Semen can be used successfully indefinitely aftercryopreservation. For human sperm, the longest reported successful storage is 24 years.
Mr & Mrs Manesh Ahoja, The couple tried to conceive for two years after their marriage but of no avail. At Concept Fertility Centre they met Dr Sadiah Ahsan Pal and after a successful IVF procedure they were blessed with a beautiful gift baby Mannat.
Mr & Mrs Fahim a very happy & contented couple. They never lost hope to have a baby during five years of their married life. After trying out everywhere they finally arrived Concept, where through an IVF Procedure by Dr Sadiah Ahsan Pal, Al-mighty Allah blessed them with a beautiful baby girl Bareera Fahim.
Mr Adnan and Sabheen a gorgeous couple remained childless for eight years of their married life. They tried everything and finally approached Concept Fertility Centre for the treatment where through an IVF procedure, God blessed them with a cute baby boy Zavian. Miracles Do Happen.