ABC News: Reinstate IVF treatment, Victorian woman pleads as government halts non-urgent elective surgeries

At age 45, Melanie Swieconek knows her chances of having a child are slim. She has pinned her final hopes on IVF.

But the Victorian government’s decision to halt new IVF treatments due to the Omicron wave could be a crushing blow.

Ms Swieconek pleaded with the government to lift the ban this week, taking to Instagram in a tearful video that has gone viral.

“This is something we’re doing as our only opportunity to have a child,” she said.

Kristian Silva – ABC News