Impact of COVID-19 pandemic, NCDC & AFRH policies on Fertility Centers and their operations.

COVID-19 pandemics has created a huge disruptions to the activities of Fertility centers and patients alike. These realities are to heed public health authorities’ advice to curb the spread of the disease in the communities and to protect patients and healthworkers from contracting the disease. Fertility Centers have to significantly adjust their modes of operation causing significant distruption to service deliveries and staff welfare, in addition to escalating cost incurred to procure personal protective equipments for their operations. Furthermore, infertile couples and families are also facing significant disruptions to their treatments, financial plans and uncertainty about when their fertility treatments will begin. This survey is to evaluate the impacts that COVID-19 pandemic, the compulsory societal lockdowns, total or partial  closures of clinics/centers will have on the budgetary and operational activities of Fertility Centers.  

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* 1. Are you currently using any preventive methods to reduce patient's risks of SAR-CoV-19 virus infection.

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* 2. How likely will you screen your patients for COVID-19 before their IVF treatments?

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* 3. As a fertility professional, how important is it for you to get tested for COVID-19?

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* 4. What type of COVID-19 test available at your IVF clinic for patients and staffs?

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* 5. How will you rate the following responses to COVID-19 so far by the ...

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Nigerian Governments (States & Federal)
NCDC
Health Management Organisations (HMO)
Patients
AFRH

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* 6. As a whole, how well do you think your Fertility Center has adapted to the new working environment?

  Very Poor Poor Average Good Excellent N/A
How well was your business continuity plan implemented (select N/A if you did not have any)
Moving Staff to Homeworking
Adapting to flexible hours
Maintaining internal communications
Managing staff remotely
Managing Staff morale
Helping staff stay focused on their roles
Accessing IT and business systems
Overall how would you rate your business

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* 7. How has your Fertility Center's operations been impacted by COVID-19 and the NCDC/Governmental policies to date

  Significant Negative Impact (1) 2 No Impact (3) 4 Significant Positive Impact (5)
Incoming enquiries from new patients
Planned fertility treatments and schedules for patients
Fertility Center closed
Overall impact on your Fertility Center
Staff retrenchments
Financial health of the fertility center

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* 8. Which best describes your role?

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* 9. What is the staff strength of your Fertility center?

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* 10. What type of fertility / ART treatments available at your Fertility Center presently?

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