FACT CHECK: Viral video showing corpses lying among patients is from Mumbai and not Delhi

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May 30, 2020

CLAIM
Facebook user Rajender Sharma posted a video to show misconduct of a hospital. In the video, corpses of some patients are kept near those patients who are being treated. Some patients can be seen lying on the ground with garbage on their side. The user has claimed that this video is from Delhi.

The user has shared the video with a caption that reads, “Kejriwal, have some shame. This has crossed all limits. If you can’t handle the situation, then let the president’s rule be imposed in Delhi.”
Here’s the archived link to the Facebook post.
TRUTH
The video is not from Delhi. This video is from King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital in Mumbai.
VERIFICATION AND METHODOLOGY
Towards the end of the video, a woman can be heard saying, ‘go out and upload.. put on Facebook and tag KEM hospital‘. Taking a cue from this, we used relevant keywords on Facebook and YouTube and found a video from Times Now on Facebook.

Posted on May 27, 2020, the video titled ‘Patient films ‘horror’ in a Maharashtra hospital’, the video has same visuals as the one in viral video above.
The description given to the video reads, “#Breaking | Watch: Patient films ‘horror’ in a Maharashtra hospital. Dead bodies, without even being wrapped up are found lying in rooms where patients are accommodated.”
The female voiceover in the video clearly states that the visuals are from KEM hospital.
Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) official handle also clarified that the video is from KEM hospital.

“This video is not from Delhi. It’s Mumbai’s KEM Hospital, this video was first posted by BJP Leader Ram Kadam on 27th May. Please don’t mislead the people in this hour of crisis,” tweeted AAP.
VERDICT
Times Fact Check has found that a video from KEM hospital in Mumbai is being shared with a false claim that it is from Delhi.




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