Raipur| It seems that since the outbreak of corona virus pandemic in the country, fake news has also increased a lot in the social media. Time and again, there had been fake news being circulated for one or the other reason, throughout the outbreak of the pandemic. Such fake news range from killing of virus after taking bath with warm water or by consuming hot water.
But, after the people caught at Nizamuddin in Tablaghi Jamat, the social media as well as the national media, print as well as television has tried to give this outbreak as a communal angle and each time they have been trying to malign the image of a particular community.
This time a fake news emerged from AIIMS Raipur claiming that the COVID-19 patient, being called as Jamaati, brought to the hospital from Corba has tried to create ruckus in the hospital. The claim also mentions that the patient has tried to spit on the face of the doctors and healthcare workers. The claims were put up by a national media network, namely, Zee News’ Chhattisgarh Channel. Similar kind of stories appeared on the website of famous Hindi Daily “Patrika”
When such news caught the attention on social media, AIIMS Raipur came out and in its medical bulletin cleared that nothing such incident has happened and the patient is taking medicine as per the designed protocol. The institute has put forward the statement using its official handle on micro-blogging social media platform, Twitter
अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान रायपुर प्रबंधन ने मेडिकल बुलेटिन के माध्यम से स्पष्ट किया है कि कोरबा के नाबालिग कोरोना वायरस के पॉजीटिव रोगी ने चिकित्सकों या अन्य किसी कर्मचारी पर थूकने का कोई प्रयास नहीं किया। रोगी निर्धारित प्रोटोकॉल के अनुरूप दवा ले रहा है.
— AIIMS, Raipur, CG (@aiims_rpr) April 5, 2020