The Punjab government has announced that they will offer the facility of trying for a test-tube baby or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for people trying to conceive. As per details, the facility will be for free and will be provided in a 600-bed hospital named “Mother and Child” which will be opened in Lahore.

The hospital will be functional from June 2022 and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, it would be Pakistan’s first public gynaecology department to offer IVF.


“It will treat pregnancy complications whether due to physiological or reproductive issues,” she said.

Furthermore, the government facility will have a unit to identify mental and physical health issues in the child before delivery. The 600-bed hospital will also have a section to identify health-related issues in pregnant women.