Prime Minister Imran Khan promised to help India deal with the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic by sharing specifics of the government’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme on Thursday. In addition EDHI FOUNDATION has offered to send ambulances to India.
“According to this survey, 34 percent of households across India would not be able to live for more than a week without additional assistance,” the premier said, citing a news report about a research outlining the effect of the coronavirus on the world’s fifth largest economy.
“I am ready to offer help and share our successful cash transfer programme, lauded internationally for its reach and transparency, with India.”
The prime minister went on to say that the government had effectively distributed Rs120 billion to more than 10 million families in nine weeks in a “transparent” way to help the poor in dealing with the pandemic’s economic consequences.
According to a study conducted by the Mumbai-based Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy and experts from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, 84 percent of Indian households have recorded a drop in income as a result of the virus’s spread.
It said, “This drop in income is associated with the strong rise in unemployment and the sharp decline in labour force participation.”
According to the results, 34 percent of all households say that they can only live for one week without help.
“These figures suggest that the rapid distribution of in kind or cash transfers is needed to prevent a sharp increase in malnutrition and severe deprivation. Such transfers will also likely promote a more robust recovery as the country is able to reopen,” it said.
On the other hand,EDHI FOUNDATION keeps on winning hearts by offering help to India.As coronavirus cases continue to rise in India, the famous Edhi charity in Pakistan has offered to send ambulances and medical personnel to assist the Indian government. The managing trustee of EDHI foundation, Faisal Edhi writes a letter to indian PM MODI to offer help to overcome the situation keeping all the differences aside and make humanity the greatest priority.
The letter stares “We sympathise with you greatly and during this strenuous time, we would like to extend our help in the form of a fleet of 50 ambulances along with our services to assist you in addressing, and further circumventing, the current health conditions,” we hope and pray that the neighbouring country overcomes the deadly situation ASAP.