Days after junior doctors were trashed in Kolkata’s NRS Medical College, a picture of a man resting his foot on a hospital bed has surfaced on the internet and it is being claimed that the man in the picture is a junior doctor.
The caption which was originally written in Bengali read: “This is the condition of Junior Doctors” (এই হোল জুনিয়র ডাক্তার).
When NewsMobile fact-checked the above post, we found that it is FAKE.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Seach, we found that the man in the picture is not a junior doctor. He is an IAS officer, Jagdish Sonkar, and the above picture went viral in May 2016 during his routine visit to a government hospital in Balrampur district of Chhattisgarh.
The picture was first shared on Twitter by a user Bharati Chaturvedi
Dear Jagdish Sonkar, IAS 2013 batch, SDM somewhere in Chattisgarh : Be respectful. And don’t repeat this again. pic.twitter.com/3d11qVQiiB
— Bharati Chaturvedi (@Bharati09) May 4, 2016
IAS Association’s confirmed the identity of the IAS officer on their verified Twitter handle:
The picture of Jagdish Sonkar SDM in Chattisgarh inspecting CHC is shocking and it’s unacceptable
— IAS Association (@IASassociation) May 4, 2016
Hence, the above information proves that the man in the viral picture was not a junior doctor.
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