Objective of Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020
The bill aims to provide for the regulation of ART (Assisted Reproduction Technology). ART is used to treat infertility. In ART, the eggs are removed from a woman’s body, mixed with sperm to form embryos. The bill was recently passed in Lok Sabha.
- The bill says that every ART bank or clinic should be registered under the National Registry of Banks and Clinics of India. The bill will establish the National Registry. The registry will act as a central database holding details of the clinics and banks providing ART services.
- The clinics and banks shall become eligible to get registered only if they attain to certain standards. These standards are related to physical infrastructure, specialized manpower, diagnostic facilities, etc.
- The registration is valid for five years.