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Health minister under fire for ‘re-inaugurating’ Shehbaz Sharif’s project

Hundreds of social media users have stepped up to criticise Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid for “re-inaugurating” a hepatitis filter clinic which they say was established by the Shehbaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government in Punjab.

As per the details, the minister on Tuesday inaugurated the filter clinic at Mozang Teaching Hospital in Lahore.

“The main objective of establishing filter hospitals is to lessen the burden on big hospitals. Preliminary tests of patients will be conducted in the clinic besides provision of all medicines,” the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker had said.

The move was very well-received by people who said the government was keeping up with its promise of reforming the health sector in Punjab until a few netizens pointed out that the clinic had been established and inaugurated by former chief minister Shehbaz and had already been facilitating hepatitis patients.

“Dramas! Shehbaz’s name being removed from yet another plaque,” wrote a Twitterati.

“No limits to your shamefulness, this was a project of the PML-N government,” wrote another user.


While there has not been any official statement on the matter as of yet, it merits a mention that this isn’t the first time the new PTI government was “tricked” by officials into re-inaugurating projects set up by the PML-N as Prime Minister Imran Khan was suggested to introduce a chicken and egg policy, which was already being pursued under the Shehbaz administration in Punjab.

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