As part of its quest to ensure that In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment, which is believed to be beyond the reach of ordinary Nigerians is available to all, Nordica fertility Centre is offering a free treatment through its Expanding Access to Reproductive Treatment program (EART).Speaking on this, The Managing Director of the Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Abuja, where he also declared one free treatment and discounts to all customers to mark four years anniversary of Nordica Centre, Asokoro, he said though the treatment might be out of reach of ordinary Nigerians, but stressed that the centre was mindful of the environment in which it practices, that it might get to a point where people would not be able to afford it, but added that it was not as bad as it sounds most of the time. “On the issue of cost, I can only talk about my own centre, I do not know how much other people charge. I know that there is no treatment that is up to N1.2 million for a cycle in my centre, adding that “we charge between N600, 000 to N800, 000, and very maximum is N900, 000.
You always take things out of context not comparing it what happens in other parts of the world. For instance, in the United Kingdom, a cycle costs about $4000, that is without the air fares and other logistics. We have to bring in all the materials we are using even our consumables from there, and they do not have the problem of electricity supply. I have three electricity generating sets here now, and if I tell you how much I spend on diesel every month.” However, in order to make the treatment available to all, Ajayi revealed that; “we did this Expanding Access to Reproductive Treatment (EART), which has crystallized now to Fertility Treatment Support Group (FTSG). There is now a support group that is in charge of that programme. We are still running it this year.