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June 23, 2021

Woman gives birth to child at Ehsaas cash centre

 
June 23, 2021

JHANG: A women on Tuesday gave birth to a child while standing in a queue at Ehsaas cash disbursement centre to get Rs12,000 cash support meant for the poor. The newborn later died due to unavailability of emergency medical services. After getting information, a Rescue 1122 team reached the Ehsaas centre of Hockey Stadium and shifted the woman and the body to a hospital. Some eyewitnesses told the media that the pregnant woman had requested the the Benazir Income Support Programme staffers to provide her a chair and a glass of drinking water but no one listened to her. The people pointed out that the Ehsass cash was being distributed through some selective private vendors while the partner bank allegedly operates on pick-and-choose basis instead of first-come-first-served basis. When contacted, the BISP divisional director said that he would get details of the incident from the district office.