He’s the controversial IVF doctor who has made a dream come true for an Indian woman to give birth at the age of 72.
Despite bringing happiness to the family of Daljinder Kaur and Mohinder Singh Gill by helping them produce a miracle child, he has received lots of criticism over the ethics of allowing a woman in her twilight years become a mother for the first time.
As the truth sinks in that the new parents are unlikely to live beyond the boy’s tenth birthday, one medic accused the Doctor of giving IVF treatment and he defended his ethics saying: ‘A woman’s age is no factor for me when I consider helping them to become a mother.’
He told MailOnline: ‘I am only concerned with their pre and post pregnancy health. In this part of the world couples without children don’t feel part of the society, it has terrible consequences on a couple’s place in their community.
‘We have a different family system in India compared to Britain.
‘When I see a woman, who has struggled to become a mother and has been depressed for decades, it gives me ultimate happiness to put a child in her arms. We want to see them happy and their happiness is our happiness.
There is no better thing in this world for a couple than having a child and for those who do not have children, it’s the worst kind of punishment.
‘A 60-year-old woman from a rural part of India is as healthy and fit as a 45-year-old woman with an urban lifestyle. And as long as my 60 and 70-year-old patients are fit I’ll continue to help them.’
As the celebration continues in the world oldest parents home, the new mum advised that childless couples should never abandon hope and should never give up, no matter what the circumstances are. Take advice from the specialists.’
What is your view on this ethic?