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.
Covid19 Patients standing at Victoria Hospital Now. No beds available for them. Dismaying doctor is conveying to his authority through vdo clip . pic.twitter.com/xJyC87mP2W
— Arun Sinha #WithRG (@ArunPrasadSinha) July 19, 2020
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.
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.”
#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 potential to create panic in society..REFRAIN FROM IT..
— Sandeep Patil IPS (@ips_patil) July 19, 2020
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.
City Crime Branch swiftly identified and arrested this person who has been circulating false videos of panic in Victoria Hospital, Bangalore. Kudos to all doctors and medical professionals who are doing their best.FALSE NEWS BUSTED pic.twitter.com/2o9ZTFns4z
— Bhaskar Rao IPS (@deepolice12) July 19, 2020
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.
Pathetic, frightening and Alarming! The health infrastructure in Bihar is dilapidated. Health care itself needs emergency treatment. pic.twitter.com/wOJI7HhKDb
— Sanjay Yadav (@sanjuydv) July 16, 2020
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.”
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.
— ಜನಸ್ನೇಹಿ-ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ/ Janasnehi-Karnataka (@Karnataka_DIPR) July 18, 2020
ClaimReview: The worst situation of patients in Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru
Claim By: Social Media Users
Fact Check By Facto News: FALSE