Student Dissertation

Agency : IVF, ART, Infertility, Feasibility

Objective : • To chart out the legal and infrastructural obligations. • To define the technical requirement in terms of equipment and manpower resources required to implement this project • To describe what is unique about the model compared to the competition. • To determine the positive economic benefits to the organization

Background : Worldwide, more than 80 million couples suffer from infertility; the majority are residents of developing countries. Infertility defined as a disease has a much stronger negative consequence in developing countries. Social isolation, economic deprivation and violence are commonly observed. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child. IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. The procedure can be done using your own eggs and your partner's sperm/from a known or anonymous donor. A feasibility study is an analysis of the viability of an idea. The feasibility study focuses on helping answer the essential question of “should we proceed with the proposed project idea?” All activities of the study are directed toward helping answer this question.

Methodology : Type of Study - Descriptive Study. Location of study – Zulekha Hospital,Sharjah Site of Study –Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah Sample Size– Total referred cases for an ART Data collection tools- Primary Data: A Checklist for each of the parameters was prepared as per the MOH. Secondary data: The medical records retrieved from medical records department. Data Collection Tool Based on the interactions with the patients a questionnaire was prepared.

Findings : Obtaining the license for running the IVF centre.IVF success rates are better when women are below the age of 35 years of age. The Gynecology department witnessed a footfall of nearly 16423 patients in the past four months of which the diagnosed male and female infertility cases were 5% female and 1% male infertility cases. The revenue generated per patient for one month was calculated. This figure is based on approximate values obtained from the market research. Based on the competitor analysis and SWOT analysis the competitive advantage is that our IVF centre will be coming up in a hospital famous for its gynecology facilities.

ART services for infertility management are offered through the private sector in the metropolitan cities. The high costs involved in offering such services are the consequence of expensive infrastructure, drugs required for inducing multiple ovulations and maintenance expenses. Based on the findings of the study conducted in different phases it can be concluded that the IVF centre in the Hospital is viable and will run successfully.