Central Government Stops Sidhu Moosewala’s Mother from IVF Survey

The recent birth of a baby boy to the parents of late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala has sparked controversy due to the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment undergone by his mother, Charan Kaur, at the age of 58.The Union Health Ministry raised concerns about the couple’s advanced age, which defied the age limits outlined in the assisted reproductive technologies (ART) Act. But why do these age restrictions exist in the first place? Let’s get into the details.

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Understanding IVF and Age Restrictions & Stop Survey

But now the central government has intervened in the case of Sidhu Moosewala’s baby brother, born through IVF (in vitro fertilisation). According to media reports, the family underwent the IVF procedure in England, where India’s IVF laws do not apply.The birth came under scrutiny due to the couple’s advanced age: Charan Kaur, the mother, is 58 years old and Balkaur Singh, the father, is 60 years old. India’s Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Act specifies age limits for IVF treatment, allowing only women aged 21 to 50 and men aged 21 to 55 to undergo the procedure.

Government Intervention and Show Cause Notice

The Centre’s request for a report on Charan Kaur’s IVF treatment prompted the Punjab government to issue a show cause notice to Health Secretary Ajoy Sharma. The notice highlights a serious lapse, as Sharma acted without informing higher authorities. While IVF offers hope to couples, age restrictions aim to ensure safe and successful outcomes for both mother and child. The controversy surrounding Moosewala’s parents underscores the delicate balance between reproductive technology and health considerations.

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