ISLAMABAD: Dr Humayun Mohmand, who gained fame after doing the hair transplant of Imran Khan has been made the chairman of the Pakistan Institue of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
A staunch Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) worker, Dr Humayun became the subject of controversy when Senator Mustafa Khokhar told the nation how Dr Humayun’s only claim to fame was that he had done a hair transplant on Imran Khan.
This admission led to a quarrel between Information Minister, Shibli Faraz and Mustafa Kamal on Hamid Mir’s hit show, Capital Talk.
While the two parties made up and even had coffee later on, Hamid Mir tweeted a video of the argument which called out the PTI government for appointing a worker as Chairman PIMS while the instituion’s performance dropped radically.
Hamid Mir said: “Good governance ??? The head of PIMS, the largest government hospital in Islamabad, is a man who runs a hair transplant clinic and is a PTI worker. He is the executive director of dentistry. The OPD has been closed for eight months. Treatment has been made expensive. Employees have been protesting for a month.”
This led to severe criticism on social media where users expressed shock and disgust over the level of nepotism in the PTI government.
Dr Rizwan Kundi, who serves as the President of the Young Doctors Association in Kyber Pakhtunkhwa replied to Hamid Mir saying, “MTI (Medical Teaching Institute) is a failed system, already tried in KP. Blue eyed persons getting their benefits frm this corrupt system. YDA KP stands with YDA / GHA Islamabad. Say No to MTI. Say No to Privatisation of Hospitals.”
Earlier, the Grand Health Alliance (GHA), protested the conversion of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) into the Medical Teaching Institute (MTI), with members questioning the qualifications of members of the Board of Governors (BoGs) nominated under Dr Humayun Mohmand.
Chairman GHA Dr Asfandyar Khan claimed that political workers have been made Board of Governor members under the MTI and that the chairman of the BoG has no association with the medical profession.