In a book called ‘Eating for Pregnancy’, Catherine Jones said, “Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain — your life will never be the same”. Bringing a child to life is no less than a miracle, especially for a parent. So many couples dream of parenthood every day. Wistfully, infertility affects approximately one out of ten people, round the world. But today, with the development of various technologies and numerous inventions, it is possible to overcome this hurdle to attain parenthood without a worry.
One such prominent hospital chain, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, has been creating the miracle of childbirth every day. Incepted in 2007, it is India’s premier destination for comprehensive woman & child healthcare. Cloudnine believes that every story is unique and it crafts a distinctive fertility plan for every couple trying to conceive, investing much time and thought into every family that it creates. The success story of the hospital is made up of thousands of little ones, each belonging to a family born at Cloudnine.
The organisation envisions to effectively bridge the gap between Indian and international standards through a combination of clinical excellence, comprehensive care, and an atmosphere of celebration, to ensure world-class standards. Its fertility facilities are aligned to an international gold standard, carefully enfolded in superlative medical expertise and state-of-the-art technology, and layered with thought and care. With a team composed of veteran medical specialists sourced from across the globe, it is not a surprise that Cloudnine’s success rates are some of the best in India, offering every couple the hope of a baby.
The Ideal Leader of Cloudnine
Dr. R. Kishore Kumar, Founder and Chairman of Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, established the hospital chain in 2007 to realize his vision of high quality healthcare in India, at par with international standards. During his training, he saw the number of deaths due to lack of qualitative medical care in India, but hardly any during his 16-year-tenure abroad. Hence, he had this dream of providing similar care in India.
Dr. Kishore is an internationally acclaimed neonatologist who has worked in four continents over the course of his career. He completed his MBBS, DCH, MD from India, DCH & MRCP from London & FRCPCH from UK; MRCPI and FRCPI from Ireland. Additionally, he also holds Fellowship in Advanced Neonatal ICU from Melbourne with an FRACP from Sydney, Australia. At the time of his qualification, he was amongst one of the youngest and highest qualified neonatologists in the world. Among his many awards and accreditations is the honour of being felicitated by former US President, Bill Clinton, for his exceptional achievements in the field of neonatology.
Journey through the Years
Started with a flagship centre at J P Nagar in 2009, Cloudnine established its fertility services at Malleshwaram branch in three years. In 2014, it completed more than 2500 IVF cycles. Expanding its facilities further, the organisation started fertility services at Cloudnine hospitals in Chennai, Gurugram, Pune, and Mumbai by 2015. Here, it introduces latest technologies like Laser-assisted Hatching (LAH) and DNA Fragmentation Index (DFI). A year after that, it launched the Cloudnine Fertility facility at Old Airport Road, Bengaluru. Later, the hospital chain adopted advanced technologies like Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGD) and Time-lapse Embryo Monitoring (TLM).
Today, Cloudnine’s world-class services envelop a broad spectrum of medical specialties, including maternity, gynaecology, paediatrics, neonatology, fertility, and stem cell banking. Cloudnine Fertility is stitched from a versatile fabric that enwraps a veritable legion of fertility treatments.
Its made-to-measure solutions encapsulate the following treatments: Ovulation Induction and Cycle Monitoring, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Blastocyst Transfer, Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) and Tubal Evaluation, Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy Surgeries, Doppler Tests & Urological Procedures, Surgical Sperm Retrieval – TESA, MESA, PISA, Micro TESE, Cryopreservation of Embryos, Vitrification of Eggs, Endometrial Receptivity Analysis (ERA), Time Lapse Embryo Monitoring, Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH), Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), DNA Fragmentation Index of Sperm (DFI), Oocyte Donation, Sperm Donation, Surrogacy and Gestational Surrogacy, and Counselling.
Cloudnine is one of the best in the IVF and fertility industry of India. The elements that help it outshine the counterparts are:
Seasoned Super-specialists: Team Cloudnine of seasoned fertility super-specialists is underpinned by superior technological infrastructure and cutting-edge medical procedures. Its medical team is geared towards male and female fertility in equal measure, ensuring a holistic treatment plan and higher success rates for a couple seeking help.
Advanced Technologies: At Cloudnine, they strive to stay ahead of the curve, by constantly updating our technological repertoire. Their treatment portfolio includes modern technologies such as Time Lapse Embryo Monitoring, Vitrification, Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), DNA fragmentation index (DFI), laser assisted hatching (LAH), and micro testicular sperm extraction (micro TESE).
State-of-the-Art Infrastructure: Cloudnine’s gold-standard infrastructure is a true testament to the thought and care that goes into creating a fertility protocol. Its fertility ecosystem is composed of dedicated operating theatres and treatment laboratories, equipped with air filters and environmental control features. Every Cloudnine Fertility unit also hosts an exclusive Andrology Lab that deals with diagnosing male fertility issues.
Consistency in Processes: The revolutionary fertility treatments offered at Cloudnine are the best of their kind in India today. The hospital pays close attention to training and its processes, protocols, and success rates are consistent across India.
Guest Experience: At Cloudnine, the consultations and treatment plans are personal, ethical, transparent, and confidential, ensuring the people seeking help are enveloped in privacy, all the way through. Every treatment cycle also includes a sequence of counselling sessions to prepare them for the road ahead. Cloudnine’s success rates are reflections of the depth of detail involved in every treatment plan.
State-of-the-Art NICU Facilities: The seasoned neonatal team at Cloudnine is experienced at handling high-risk preterm deliveries. Its NICU has been certified as Level-3 by the National Neonatology Forum and features the most advanced neonatal equipment in the world. Babies conceived through IVF are at a higher risk of being born premature and a state-of-the-art NICU facility can offer a supportive environment armed with necessary resources for preemies to thrive in. Its GE Giraffe incubators and medical infrastructure form an uplifting ecosystem that is specialized in caring for babies as premature as 24 weeks.
Measures to Tackle Challenges in the Industry
Cloudnine has been pro-active and providing the information on leaflets, blogs, and websites about its treatment options to the clients – being very transparent in its dealings, which many of its clients have referred as being a very positive development in this industry. It has been striving to implement the latest technologies to stay abreast in the healthcare journey to improve its outcomes. Cloudnine is opening more and more centres across the country so that larger array people can access its services. Moreover, it has the best professionals and largest group of doctors in the specialty across the country that can provide the best-in-class services. The organisation has also employed a full time medical director and an embryologist to provide uniform treatment across all centres.
The Perfect Team
Cloudnine has the flawless combination to deliver great service – a Founder and Chairman – a neonatologist who understands the nuances of premature babies with all medical aspects; and its fertility specialists across the country are chosen by the Chairman himself after careful evaluation to ensure we have the best in the country, along with the best team of embryologists to give the best success rates in the country.
Awards and Recognitions
Cloudnine aims to be a revolutionary leader in the fertility space in India by providing premier fertility solutions to men and women. It is already moving towards achieving this mission. The hospital chain has been honoured with various accolades and felicitations including Number one fertility hospital in Bengaluru, number two in Chennai, number three in Pune- in All India Fertility & IVF Ranking Survey 2018 by renowned media house; India MART Leaders of Tomorrow Award; Time Research Healthcare Excellence Award; BIG Brands Research Business & Service Excellence Award; National Quality Excellence Award for Best Customer Service; Brand Academy Healthcare Excellence Award; 2014 Australian Service Excellence Award; CIMS Healthcare Excellence award for Hospital with highest standard in patient care; Silicon review award for 50 best companies to work for; Worldwide Achievers Business Leadership Summit Award for Best Women and Child Hospital in India; and Extraordinary award by Brand Vision, to name a few.
Cloudnine is driven by the vision of providing the best fertility solutions, by setting consistently higher standards for itself and striving continually to achieve them. With all the dedication the team has put in and with the world-class facilities provided by the organisation, it has reached closer to this vision. Cloudnine has been a part of my happy stories, aiding and assisting the people that seek help. This fast-growing, prominent hospital chain stands true to its tagline- “Pregnancy is wellness and not an illness and Menarche to Menopause explains all our upcoming products. We cater for every need of a woman and a child – we want the wellness to continue in the family”.