BOONI: The inauguration of work on upgradation of the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Booni has become a bone of contention between the local MPA and the PTI Upper Chitral.
The THQ hospital is being upgraded as a category C hospital. The KP government of the PTI has allocated Rs70.2 million for the project.
When MPA Sardar Hussain of the PPP tried to inaugurate the upgradation work on Saturday, local PTI workers led by Aftab Tahir reached the hospital and disallowed him saying the work would be inaugurated by the provincial health minister and the secretary.
The MPA tried to cool down the PTI workers but to no avail. A scuffle also broke out between the workers of the two political parties. Local administration officials did not attend the gathering. Later, police reached the spot and asked the activists of both the PPP and the PTI not to make it an issue.
The inauguration was then carried out by the MPA. The PTI workers announced that the inauguration would formally be held by the KP health minister and secretary on Jan 28.