City gets 1st Parsi twins under govt scheme
At a time when the government is promoting birth control measures, the city got its first set of Parsi twins — a boy and a girl — born last week with the help of a government funded fertility treatment scheme. Jiyo Parsi, the unique initiative of the Central government, comes as a welcome change as every new birth matters for the rapidly declining community in the city.
“Yes, we have got our first set of twins all thanks to the government funded scheme. It is a huge thing for the community,“ said gynaecologist Dr Anahita Pandole, who is also in charge of the ministry of minority affairs scheme Jiyo Parsi, that was announced in September last year.
“The babies and the mother are doing well. We, as a community, are thankful to the government for their support. We really hope that many more babies will now follow in quick succession,“ said Dr Shernaz Cama, director of Parzor, a project to preserve Parsi Zoroastrian heritage that implements the `Jiyo Parsi’ scheme on behalf of the Centre.