To anyone, who is on top of the statistics on India Population, it would sound weird to hear that there’s a claim that there are not sufficient infertility clinics and treatment in India. But, as the recent article shows, they claim that India need more infertility treatment clinics !
It’s kind of weird. On one hand, we are running short of resources because of overwhelming population. On the other hand, we are still running to infertility treatment clinics. So, where is the disconnect? It is in people’s minds where they are still seeing only children born out of their womb as their children.
I was talking to a friend recently who declared “Every responsible person in India should have their own children, in order to generate responsible citizens!” So, if one adopts a child which does not have anyone to care for, give them education and nurturing, would the child not grow as a responsible citizen? It will, but, people think that their own blood and genes is so sacrosanct to generate ‘responsible’ citizens, and other people’s genes are not.
So, this individual ‘responsible’ reproduction, even with the aid of infertility treatment, has given rise to collective irresponsibility of generating mind-blowing 1.4 billion population.
The funny thing is the article above says that the infertility treatment is not ‘enough’ for India, and advocates ‘budget’ infertility treatment too! I wonder if these doctors ever see the population statistics, or just their own survival!
I was talking to a writer today who said, ‘Venkat, with the economic prosperity, the no. of children will go down’. Agreed, but when? Time has run out already. 70% of the population is still under-privileged, and the ‘economic prosperity’ has not reached them. They still generate babies for labour. By the time they achieve the prosperity, India will have irreversible issues.
If rural generates babies for labour, and city people go to any extent to have their own children, where will this end up?
Urban, semi-urban people have the luxury to make personal choices of not to have babies or adopt. They should exercise those choices. And that will make them as true patriots of India!