How Pakistan treats its new mothers?

Pakistan only has 1,795 gynecologists, mostly concentrated in urban areas, and 215,806 nurses and midwives to cater to the 13,000 babies born each day.

In the early hours of October 17, Sameera Bibi went into labour. Her husband, a construction worker, rushed her in a rickshaw to the Tehsil Headquarter Hospital in Raiwind, on the outskirts of Lahore. On the way there, the couple were anxious and excited. There was little to worry about. The doctors had promised a successful and safe delivery. But on arriving at the hospital, panic set in. At 6 AM in the morning, none of the obstetricians were available. Neither were there any ambulances that could take Bibi to another hospital. Eventually, the woman, doubled over in pain, was sent to sit outside on the pavement, where she was forced to deliver her child, unattended and with only her husband by her side.

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About Amina Amir 4 Articles
Amina Amir is a reporter with GEO News TV whose major beats are economics and commerce, industries, WTO, textile, production and trade. . Her analysis of poverty data revealed that the government of Pakistan had nearly twice the number of people living under the poverty line than originally reported by the government. Her interest in the program is driven by her desire to analyze and simplify the data for the public to produce stories that have an impact on people.

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