Sana says 'perfectly fine' after picture of him in hospital goes viral

Minister says he went for minor procedure and routine checkup mandatory after his heart surgery in 2004


News Desk November 12, 2022
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah addressing a press conference on July 28, 2022. PHOTO: APP

RAWALPINDI:

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah clarified on Saturday that he was "completely fine" after a photograph of him in a hospital went viral late last night.

Various social media users shared a photograph of him lying on a hospital bed wearing a hospital gown and an oxygen mask.

In an audio message posted on his official Twitter handle, the interior minister reassured those who were “panicked and worried” and maintained that he was “completely fine”.

Sana stated that he was at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) to get a “small procedure and general check-up conducted” which the doctors said was “necessary”.

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He said that he had a heart surgery in 2004 due to which a minor procedure and a general checkup were needed every few years. The minister furthered that he visited the hospital “two to three times this year” because of this.

Sana added that he would be discharged within a day or two and urged his friends to not rush to the hospital due to the restrictions.

Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb also took to Twitter to explain that there was “no truth to the speculations regarding” the home minister’s health, and he was in Rawalpindi for a “routine medical checkup”.

She detailed that Sanaullah had heart surgery 18 years ago that needed to be checked every “two to three years”.

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