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False Claim: Images from Mumbai, shared as Delhi govt developing temporary COVID hospital in Pragati Maidan

Written by Kaiz Shaikh

New Delhi:  Sharp increase in Covid-19 cases has stumbled the health care facilities in New Delhi. Many were struggling and finding it difficult to get themselves admitted to a hospital.

Amidst this situation, some images are viral on social media with a claim that AAP government has invested huge money in developing makeshift hospitals. Makeshift hospitals are nothing but temporary hospital wards created for the treatment of Covid-19 infected patients.

In the viral post it is claimed that Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP, Government is developing a makeshift hospital in Pragati Maidan, Delhi.

These images are viral with a caption 

“कोरोना से निपटने के लिए माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री @ArvindKejriwal जी के नेतृत्व में दिल्ली सरकार द्वारा लगातार युद्धस्तर पर तैयारी जारी है।
बैंक्विट हाॅल और Pragati maidan में सामान्य कोरोना पीड़ितों के इलाज के लिए लगवाए जा रहे हैं बेड।”

The same post viral on Facebook also, Even AAP Jharkhand official page has shared the same claim but later deleted the post.

Sachin Gulshan Archive post

Facto check:

To fact check of the viral claim, we did reverse image search using google image search and found Congress MLA Zeeshan Siddique’s tweet from 12th May 2020. We also found several articles, about how Mumbai has created makeshift hospital of 1000 beds in Mumbai’s BKC area. According to Deccan Herald’s article, The first of the Wuhan-type modular hospital at the Bandra-Kurla Complex is ready as Mumbai geared up for a big spike in COVID-19 cases. The hospital has 1,000 beds and it can be scaled up in the future. The hospital, located in the MMRDA Ground at BKC, was ready in a fortnight’s time. Four such isolation and quarantine facilities have been planned in Mumbai and the larger Mumbai metropolitan region.

Here is the tweet of MLA Zeeshan Siddique from 12th May 2020

While checking out this tweet, we also found that Zeeshan has also called out to those, who shared this on twitter claiming it to be from Delhi. Below is the tweet.

Conclusion: In our search, it was clear that these images are from Bandra BKC, Mumbai, and not from Delhi.

ClaimReview: Delhi government is developing a makeshift hospital in Pragati Maidan, Delhi.

Claim By: Twitter users – Dheeraj Aap ( Fan Of Ak & Ms )

Fact Check by Facto News: FALSE

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