IVF treatment is expensive, which is why patients will often doctor-shop, in order to find the clinic which offers the most cost effective treatment option.
Sadly, they will often get cheated. This is because clinics will often hide a lot of their treatment costs in the fine print, as a result of which patients are then forced to cough up tons of extra money in the middle of their cycle. They are helpless and vulnerable , and because they are trapped , they are forced to pay up. However, when they cycle fails, they are understandably resentful , because they feel they have been cheated !
Thus, in order to lure patients, many IVF clinics will advertise their IVF packages, by saying the cost is only Rs 25000. Patients are very happy to sign up, until they then find out that the costs of blood tests, scans, medication, lab procedures , and embryo transfers are all extra, and not included in the Rs 25000 they have shelled out.
Commercial IVF clinics use this as a bait to attract patients, because they just want to maximise the number of cycles they do, in order to make large profits. The care is very impersonal and disorganised, because they follow an assembly line approach, with their goal being to treat as many patients as possible.
This is why you need to ask for an upfront , all-inclusive package cost, so you don't have any unpleasant surprises later on.
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