Pregnant Afghan Woman dies waiting to enter Pakistan

Pregnant Afghan Woman dies waiting to enter Pakistan

TORKHAM BORDER: An Afghan pregnant woman who was waiting to cross the border and give brith to babies in a hospital in Pakistan breathed her last at the  Afghanistan side of Torkham border, sources said on Wednesday.

The sources said that the pregnant woman,reportedly had three babies(triplets) in her womb, was from Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. She was brought to Torkham border,near by  a hospital for safe delivery. 

After hours long wait,the sources said, she lost her life before she could be taken to hospital on time in Pakistan.

It was learned that due to rush of people on both sides of the border and strict conditions for border crossing took the life of the Afghan woman and her babies.

When contacted doctor Sayed Abdullah who is the incharge of Zero point health facility set up for Afghan patients, said that the woman was brought to Torkham border in a critical health condition.

 He said the woman was expired before reaching to Torkham border but on humanitarian grounds they allowed to take her to district headquarters hospital where they declared her dead. 

Sayed Abdullah said a number of maternity centres were operating in Afghanistan and they donot  allow women with pregnancy to easily cross the border. He said usually pregnant woman had to give birth in Afghanistan as it was not considered as serious patient. 

While on the other hand, the bereaved family members and daily wagers in Torkham border said that the woman along with her family members waited for hours to enter into Pakistan but they were not allowed  on time.

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