The management of Nordica Fertility Centre has inaugurated a new product that is geared towards sustaining the confidence of couples who access in-vitro fertility treatment.
Speaking at the introduction of the money- back guarantee Scheme, which is the first of its kind in the country, the Medical Director of Nordica, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, said the scheme was meant to put money in the pocket of clients, while it is also designed to assure them that the centre is capable of delivering in this area of core specialty.
“We have noted that globally, the main reason why many people are not able to follow through when obtaining treatment for in-vitro fertilisation is because clients give up after the first trial because of many reasons, one of which is finance.
“However, with the introduction of this product, clients have the privilege of undergoing three IVF cycles. If they fail to achieve pregnancy after the third cycle, we promise a refund of certain part of the down payment,” Ajayi said.
He said even in cases where clients achieve pregnancy and have miscarriage between the first and 12th week during the scheme’s timeline, the hospital would still commence a fresh treatment for them.
“The Nordica Lagos money- back guarantee Scheme is a multiple-cycle treatment strategy that greatly increases the possibility of conception, due to the sustained treatment of challenged couples over time.
“It serves as an alternative to the pay-per-cycle treatment plan; and, as the name suggests, it comes with a money-back guarantee. It is, no doubt, a reflection of the confidence we have in the result that a multiple-cycle strategy will deliver,” Ajayi enthused.
The Clinic Manager, Mrs. Tola Ajayi, said the money-back guarantee Scheme gives clients an option of three cycles and at least one frozen embryo transfer at a total, prepaid cost of N3.5m.
“If the patient does not get pregnant after the entire processes, there will be a refund of N500,000 technical fee,” she said.
She disclosed that there are two categories of women who are eligible to be a part of the scheme.
“They are women below 36 years old and women above 36 years. Women below 36 years have the privilege of undergoing at least two cycles, while those above that age will be placed on three cycles,” she explained.
The medical director said the scheme gives clients more realistic expectations on a clear-cut path to success, being a cost-effective plan on the long run.
Ajayi also added that the scheme not only takes care of pregnancy up until 12 weeks, “more importantly, patients with complications arising within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy — such as ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage — will also benefit from the scheme.”
Ajayi said further, “We think these are unique attributes that clearly set this product apart.
“One, it is client-centred, because it has the intention to better address their fertility needs. For another, all we are trying to do at Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, is to, in our own little way, address the fear of uncertainty that couples experience when they walk through the doors of any Assisted Reproductive Techniques centre.”