KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 – Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad questioned today Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Muhammad Aiman Zainali’s campaign promise to build a hospital in Semenyih.
Free Malaysia Today quoted the minister as saying that building a hospital involved a “number of things”.
“He can suggest whatever he wants but eventually, the health ministry will have to look into the proposal in terms of the needs of the area, the crowds and so on.
“It will be more practical if we discuss clinics,” Dzulkefly was quoted telling reporters after an event in Putrajaya today.
Aiman’s reported promise for a hospital came amid complaints from Semenyih voters that the Selangor state constituency only had two public clinics and no hospitals.
Aiman is running against Opposition candidates Barisan Nasional’s Zakaria Hanafi, Parti Sosialis Malaysia’s Nik Aziz Afiq Abdul, and independent Kuan Chee Heng in the Semenyih by-election on March 2.