The Chandigarh Administration, UT’s Department of Health, has appointed five appropriate authorities and a six-member committee to implement the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) (Regulatory) and Surrogacy (Regulatory) Act 2021. issued an order to establish the , 2021, Regulation and Supervision of ART Clinics and Banks, Prevention of Misuse, Safe and Ethical Practices of Services.
This law was enacted to regulate various fertility treatments dealing with both eggs and sperm, as well as surrogacy. Dr. Suman Singh, Director of Health Services, has been entrusted with the authority to register and issue certificates to level 1 and 2 fertility clinics and egg and sperm banks. There are online national registers and forms to submit to register with these clinics and banks, and they charge a fee.
“Once the legal notice is complete, we will begin the registration process. The conditions for childbirth are clear to both parties: both the appropriate authorities and the members of the Board ensure that all rules and regulations relevant to the law are met, and supervision ensures quality checks and balances will be available,” said Dr. Singh.
In the public sector, PGI provides ART, and so far the health sector has received 14 applications for fertility clinics and 4 applications for sperm and egg banks.