paid Rs 10 lakh to medical center in Jalandhar who assured them
a baby boy
LA, February, 02, 2008
After learning that "The Health Department in Punjab"
filed a case against Dr.Vareesh Kumar, owner of Vardaan Infertility
and Medical Centre who:
- Charged Rs 10 lakh to two NRI families, for giving assurance
of a male child.
- Misleading people about qualification of the owner of the
Owner of Vardaan Infertility and Medical
Centre, Dr.Vareesh Kumar
Our senior press representative called Dr.Vareesh
Kumar at his cellular telephone three times in the morning of
Monday, dated Feb. 04, 2008: Two times it was disconnected and
3rd time Mr. Nichal Kumar was on the line and said Dr.Vareesh
Kumar was in the meeting. After few hour Dr.Vareesh Kumar called
us and said he was in Chandigarh and he promised us to give all
information when he would go back in Jallandhar
Now question arise why four doctors were involved in this case.
We contacted two doctors Dr. Sonia Kamboj and Dr. Lakhwinder Singh
who are still working with Vardaan Infertility and Medical Centre.
Dr. Sonia Kamboj talked to us on the telephone. She became little
nervous and requested to talk to her husband Dr. Lakhwinder Singh.
Dr. Lakhwinder Singh was very polite, cooperative and talk to
us 5-7 minutes. He said:
- We are just doctors here and owner knows about the all accounts
- We only know that there is one fees Rs. 40,000 and second
process cost is Rs 70,000
- We don't negotiate with patients any fees and Dr.Vareesh Kumar
is the owner of this place
As long as Dr.Vareesh Kumar, owner of Vardaan Infertility and
Medical Centre and Doctors who work there are cooperative, our
India representative and Canada representative will follow this
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dept files case against infertility centre, five doctors
Jalandhar, February 1, 2008
Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd
Anju Agnihotri Chaba
The Health Department today filed a case under the PNDT Act against
Varish Vardaan, owner of Vardaan Infertility and Medical Centre,
and five doctors working there. The accused doctors include
Sonia Kamboj, Rekha Aggarwal, Monika Kathuria, Sandeep Arora and
Lakhwinder Singh. It was learnt that
Health Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla is monitoring the progress of
The case has been filed in court of Chief Judicial Magistrate
Varinder Aggarwal. The Health Department had filed the case under
various charges, including conducting IVF without having mandatory
registration for genetic counselling and genetic lab, giving
assurance of a male child to NRI couple and misleading
people about qualification of the owner of the clinic.
Civil Surgeon Dr JP Singh said the case has been filed today against
the centre and five doctors after receiving reply to the notices
issued to them. He added that complaint also said that Varish Vardaan
did not have an MBBS degree.
Varish Vardaan said he was only a proprietor and never conducted
Notably, Canada-based Amrik Singh
and his wife Rupinder Kaur had recently sent an
affidavit along with their complaint in which they had alleged that
they had gone to Vardaan Medical Centre to have a child through
IVF technique in 2005, when they were assured
a baby boy and Rs 5 lakh were charged from them. The couple
went back to Canada, but the woman delivered a girl child. When
the couple visited the centre again, they were rebuked by the owner.
Meanwhile, the Health Department received another complaint from
an NRI couple against
the centre. Balwinder Gill, wife of Gurbhej
Singh Gill of Canada who wanted a son, alleged that Vardaan
assured them a male child and said the cost would be Rs
5 lakh. She alleged that they came here in December 2005
and paid the amount, but on returning she came to know that she
had not even conceived. Dr JP Singh said they had received only
a photocopy of the complaint and had given its reference in the
complaint in the court. He said a separate case would be filed after
getting the original complaint.
Varish Vardaan rubbished all allegations as baseless.