Rouhani’s Health Minister, Ghazizadeh Hashemi
[When an old patient tries to talk about his problem to Rouhani’s Health Minister, Ghazizadeh Hashemi, he made fun of the old man and told him to go and rub it himself, instead of going to physiotherapy. Many social network users criticized the health minister for his insensitive joke.]
Patient: I should go from here in the morning. Believe me. I should pay 60,000 tomans to go there, and 60,000 tomans to get back. For going to physiotherapy.
Health minister: For physiotherapy?
Health minister: Do it yourself!
Patient: I don’t know how to do it.
Health minister: You should rub it. Just rub it!
Patient: I was in Tehran for 40 years. It has been 20 years that I have come to Bejestan.
Health minister: you were in Tehran, so you know these things very well.
Patient: I worked in a bakery and I didn’t know what to do.
Health minister: You should have [unintelligible]. It could prevent it.
Patient: Believe me. I should pay 60,000 tomans to go, 60,000 to get back, and altogether I should pay 160,000 tomans.
Health minister: What do they do in physiotherapy? They give you a hot towel. Do it yourself. That is OK.