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Video from AIIMS, Patna is viral as from Victoria hospital, Bengaluru.

Written by Abdul M

Bengaluru: Many users across social media are falling for fake claims regarding Covid-19 news. These fake claims/news is creating a lot of panic in citizens. A video of a crowded hospital is going viral on social media that claims to be from Victory Hospital, Bengaluru. One of COVID hospitals in Bengaluru.

Multiple twitter users have claimed the video is from Bengaluru, (Archive).

Claim: Covid19 Patients standing at Victoria Hospital Now. No beds are available for them. The dismaying doctor is conveying to his authority through a video clips.

The Audio in the viral clip: 

“This is the amount of rush that we are getting at room number 5, OPD ground floor. Looking at the number of patients here, it is a complete threat to all the doctors and staff of the hospital including the patients. This is Dr Rana Singh here,” can be heard saying.

FactO Check:

In the initial search, we found a tweet from Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, Bengaluru City Police Sri Sandeep Patil, requesting citizens not to spread the fake video. In his tweet, Sri Patil says “#Covid False video about conditions of hospitals in Blore circulated on social media. Case registered in Cybercrime PS..While Govt, society at large fighting the pandemic.Some r creating/forwarding messages/videos which has the potential to create panic in society..REFRAIN FROM IT.

Later today we also found a tweet from Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City, Sri Bhaskar Rao in which he says that the accused who circulated the fake video over social media has been arrested by Bengaluru Police.

We also found that the same video was tweeted by Sanjay Yadav, (a Political Adviser of Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav of RJD) on 16th of July.

Video is from AIIMS, PATNA:

When we checked the video frame by frame we can see the note on the wall, written in Hindi completely. We also found a tweet from Karnataka DIPR which says “Dr. CR Jayanthi, director-cum-dean of the medical institution has stepped forward to clear the misconception stating that the video is from AIIMS Patna.

ClaimReview: The worst situation of  patients in Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru

Claim By: Social Media Users

Fact Check By Facto News: FALSE

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Abdul M

Fact-Checker @Facto_News, Political Analyst, Social Media Expert

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