Dr. Nirmal Bhasin, Director- Jannee Fertility Centre, attended the 2-Day INSTAR Panel Discussion on ART Bill and Surrogacy at Kochi on 13 & 14 August, 2016.
Recently the Government of India has drafted a bill which bans surrogacy in India for foreigner and NRI couples to prevent exploitation of surrogates. The panel discussion was organized to debate for and against the bill. Dr. Bhasin was invited as a panelist to put forward her view points during the following two sessions:-
* ART Bill & Surrogacy
* Should Foreigners be allowed Surrogacy
Some of the points that came forward during the discussion were:-
* Indian passport holders should be given fundamental right to avail infertility treatment options just like Indians at home.
* Barring foreigners may be taken against the fostering of International Brotherhood.
* A regulatory body may be established to check for loopholes and exploitation.
The Panel Discussion concluded with interview of various surrogates in which none expressed any distress or exploitation.