ARC International Fertility Centre opens in Colombo | Sunday Observer

ARC International Fertility Centre opens in Colombo

At the launch of the Fertility Centre in Colombo. Pic: Chaminda Niroshana
At the launch of the Fertility Centre in Colombo. Pic: Chaminda Niroshana

The first international operation of the ARC International Fertility and Research Centre, India was opened in Colombo recently. This is the15th facility by ARC Fertility of India.

The centre with an investment of Rs 100 million, was opened by its founders, Chairman Dr. L. Saravanan and Managing Director Dr. Mahalakshmi Saravanan.

“We are bringing the latest technology to Sri Lanka.With the success of the first clinic in Colombo we have expansion plans to other major cities in the country. The centre is in a five-storied building in Bambalapitiya and we expect to serve 6,000 couples during a year,” Dr. Saravanan said.

“Our expansion plans in Sri Lanka were supported by the Board of Investment. It helped us in obtaining approvals. We expect to have successful operations in Sri Lanka and serve deserving couples,” he said.

ARC Fertility started as a single facility in Chennai, India in 2004 at the multi-speciality hospital named Abhijay Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd. It gained a good reputation among the locals. The founders’ passion is sub-fertility. They have specialised in reproductive medicine. They started ARC International Fertility and Research Centre in the same facility in 2012.

The founders attracted childless couples by their simplicity, counselling and by adapting latest treatments in sub-fertility. Understanding the high demand for sub-fertility in the global arena, they decided to expand services in key locations. They opened 13 hospitals in three years in India.

They used Information Technology effectively. They have a youtube channel which recently won them the ‘Asia Book of World Records’ for reaching 27 million views from 200 countries for 1330 awareness videos in sub-fertility in multiple languages.

The founders have received Guinness Book of World Records for creating awareness in men and women fertility and mental health in 2017/18. Since 2014, ARC has opened 14 hospitals across India and have treated 100,000 childless couples in 35 countries.

Prior to the opening of the day centre in Sri Lanka, the founders had contributed to many fertility awareness camps in Sri Lanka.