Fact Check: 6370 quarantine bed facility launched by Indian Railways? Here’s the truth

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Posts have been circulating on social media showing pictures of a new quarantine facility for Coronavirus patients inside the Indian railways.

The posts further state that this facility was built overnight at a fraction of the cost of China’s 1000-bed hospital facility.

Fact Check

NewsMobile fact-checked the posts and found them to be misleading.

Firstly, we input the images of the decorated train in the post above on to Google Reverse Image Search. It led us to articles on India’s lifeline train Jeevan Express launched in August 2019. The seven-coach Express train was donated by the Indian Railways to bring healthcare facilities to the doorstep of the rural population who cannot reach a hospital.

When we looked up the other images in the post through Google Reverse Image search, it led us to the official account of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

It officially announces that the Indian Railways is in the process to launch isolation facilities within the trains but it hasn’t been done yet. The number of beds as quoted by Piyush Goyal is 3.2 Lakhs. A Tweet by him further states that the image is of a prototype of an isolation ward in Kamakhya, Assam.

Hence the news of a 6370-bed quarantine facility built overnight is misleading.

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