The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is considering the request to cover infertility as a disease in health insurance policies. As reported by The Indian Express, a few days ago, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by advocate Monica Dudani Mehtab in the Punjab and Haryana Court seeking framing of an insurance cover for infertility treatment. At that time, the Centre had written a letter to the IRDAI and four public sector insurance companies to consider it. The apex insurance body and four other public sector insurance companies, including Life Insurance Corporation of India had informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the matter is under consideration and a decision will be taken shortly.
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According to the filed petition, infertility is growing at an alarming pace. In India, 13% of the married women in the age group of 15-49 years were childless in 1981 and this figure increased to 16% in 2001.