Srinagar : In a major relief to the female government employees of the state, the state government today principally agreed to include In-vitro Fertilization treatment (IVF) under Medical Attendance-cum-Allowance rules.
This was stated by Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari. A proposal in this regard has been moved by the Finance Department to include the treatment in the said rules.
The Minister said the inclusion of IVF will be beneficial for the female employees of the state as the expenses for this treatment in select hospitals will be covered under rules.
He said the inclusion of IVF in the Medical Attendance-cum-Allowance rules was the long pending demand of the employees. He said the present dispensation is committed to redress the grievances of the government employees and all possible measures are being taken in this regard.
After formal inclusion of IVF in the relevant rules, every female government employee shall be allowed reimbursement of the amount, if any, charged by the hospital authorities, including the cost of drugs purchased from the market during the period of hospitalization in the already notified select hospitals.