Fri. Jun 21st, 2024
Aaghosh Program Qist Starts For Childs & Pregnant Women Through Cash Centers Agents In Hospitals

Aaghosh Program New Qist Released

The Aaghosh Program is launched for pregnant and lactating women in all districts of Punjab by the Punjab Social Protection Authority. Registration centers for these women are set up in each district, and registration is carried out at the tehsil-level headquarters hospital after a medical examination. Payments are made post-examination to ensure deserving women receive financial aid without any hassle.

The Government of Pakistan, in collaboration with the Punjab Social Protection Authority, has initiated the BISP Aaghosh Program. This program operates in eleven districts across Punjab, including Bhakkar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Mianwali, Khushab, Leh, Rajanpur, and Lodhran. It focuses on pregnant women and mothers of children under two years old, ensuring they receive proper health care access.

New Registration Method for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women and mothers of young children can register for the Aghosh Program at any health center in the specified districts. They only need a valid National Identity Card (NIC). After registration and confirmation, participants can activate their payments through biometric verification at any HBL Konnect branch.

Women who are pregnant or nursing can join the Aghosh Program at any time. To register, bring your valid digital NIC to the nearest DHQ, THQ, or health clinic along with any required documents.

Aagosh Program Qist Starts For Childs & Pregnant Women Through Cash Centers Agents In Hospitals

Benefits of Aaghosh Program

The Aaghosh Program recognizes the crucial role of mothers in nurturing healthy families and communities. By providing financial support to pregnant and lactating women, the program aims to reduce maternal and child mortality rates. The schedule for checkups is as follows:

  • First Checkup: 1-3 months of pregnancy
  • Second Checkup: 4-6 months of pregnancy
  • Third Checkup: 8th month of pregnancy
  • Fourth Checkup: 9th month of pregnancy

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25000 Financial Assistance for Pregnant Women

The program offers financial assistance to pregnant women throughout their pregnancy, which includes:

  • Four installments of 1,000 PKR each to cover the cost of four mandatory prenatal checkups.
  • A one-time grant of 3,000 PKR after a safe delivery.

Eligibility for Aaghosh Program

Mothers of children aged 0-2 years receive support for their child’s regular medical checkups and immunizations. They are notified via SMS and receive 1,000 PKR per visit at HBL Konnect. Additionally, 10,000 PKR is provided for the child’s health needs from birth to two years. Eligibility criteria include:

  • Residency in one of the eleven target districts of Punjab.
  • Being pregnant or having a child under two years old.
  • Belonging to a low-income family.
  • Possessing a valid NIC (for pregnant women) or NIC and child’s birth certificate.
  • Additional support is available for women or children with disabilities.

Conclusion

The Aaghosh Program extends beyond financial assistance. It ensures access to quality medical care at health centers and promotes safe birthing practices. The program also establishes a centralized beneficiary database and organizes community meetings through Union Councils. Lady health workers and program representatives guide village women in maintaining good health for themselves and their children. The Aghosh Program is a commendable initiative designed to empower underprivileged mothers and ensure a healthier future for their children in Punjab.