On July 25th 1978, Dr. Patrick Steptoe and Professor Sir Robert Edwards1 created the first IVF baby at Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Dr. Jayashree Bhattacharya, Dr. Joy as Robert Edwards called her, was a member of that team of seven who achieved history
They were able to deliver the first baby, Louise Joy Brown, using the technique of In-Vitro Fertilisation better known as IVF (or test-tube baby), by which an egg is fertilised outside the body and the embryo transfered back onto the uterus. Louise Joy Brown is today a mother herself, of a healthy young boy that she has conceived naturally.
Dr. Jayashree Bhattacharya spent over two decades in Britain as Senior Consultant Gynæcologist for the Bourn Hall Clinic, and Honorary Lecturer for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynæcology of Cambridge University.
She established the first IVF Centre in Eastern India at the Institute of Reproductive Medicine in Kolkata, in 1990, and started the first unit of AHIIRC in 1998 in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
Today, AHIIRC is present in Ranchi, New Delhi, Kolkata, Siliguri, Patna, Durgapur, Bankura, Lucknow, Varanasi, Midnapur, and is probably the largest and most successful practice in India.
It's never just about services, but always about people
and about a clear vision
We are committed to meeting the vast unmet demand for family planning, by providing access to reproductive health information and solutions for women.
It implies educating and empowering women when it comes to reproductive health and their bodies, particularly in making sure that they are getting their information from a reliable source.
Encouraging women to understand what choices are available and how those choices impact their lives and the lives of their families is core to our institution.
When you've been successful for nearly 40 years
you must have done a few things right
Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes.
Age is a determining factor and success can only be determined by taking all these into account.
Our knowledge is sourced from the inception of assisted reproductive techniques, and we provide you with an unrivalled experience of successful practice of assisted reproductive specialised services.
to many, care is a luxury
to us, it is the foundation of our actions
We elevate the standard of women's healthcare by delivering specialised services that improve quality and positively impact the lives of women, their newborns and their families.
We serve intentionally, sincerely, and joyfully with humility.
We are sensitive to one another's needs and every individual is extended grace and kindness, regardless of circumstance.
trust, quality, safety
uncompromised values are priceless
We embrace our leadership position, relying upon clear and uncompromised values, principles and honour to direct our paths.
We utilise our knowledge, talents and experience to be good stewards of the responsibility with which we all have been entrusted.
Our actions and words reflect our strong moral and ethical character.
Because life begins here...