Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann was recently admitted to the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital of Delhi. The Indian Express reported that he was airlifted to the hospital in Delhi after a complaint of severe stomachache at his official residence in Chandigarh.
Two days before falling ill, Mann had drank a glassful of water directly from Kali Bein, a holy rivulet in Sultanpur Lodhi.
Now, social media users are sharing an image of Mann bedridden in a hospital with a drip in his hand.
FactO News found out that the image dates back to 2018 when he was admitted to the hospital due to a kidney-related ailment.
The caption of a post reads, “नदी को बिलकुल साफ करवा दिया ये साबित करने के लिए भगवंत मान साहब स्टंट कर रहे थे, नतीजा पेट खराब हो गया #BhagwantMann सीएम पंजाब भगवंत मान की तबीयत बिगड़ी..दिल्ली अपोलो अस्पताल में भर्ती… पेट में सक्रमण के कारण हालत ख़राब…”
(Translation: Bhagwant Mann was doing stunts to prove that the river was completely cleaned, the result was stomach upset.#Bhagwant Mann CM Punjab Bhagwant Mann’s health deteriorated. Admitted to Apollo Hospital in Delhi. The condition worsened due to a stomach infection.)
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On conducting a reverse search of the viral image, we found an article published by PTC on 1 August 2018 carrying the image. The article reports Mann was hospitalised at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi due to some stomach ailment.
Further, we also found an article of 1 August 2018 published by India Today carrying the viral image. This article also reports that Mann was hospitalised after suffering a kidney-related ailment.
Therefore, it is evident that Mann was indeed hospitalised recently, but the image doing the rounds on multiple platforms is old.