FAKE Alert: Max Hospital in Ghaziabad is NOT sealed due to positive COVID-19 case

Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, a news report is doing the rounds, according to which, the authorities have sealed the Max Hospital in Ghaziabad’s Vaishali after a doctor was tested positive of COVID-19.

The headline of TOI report, dated April 16, 2020, read: “Ghaziabad: Max Hospital in Vaishali sealed as oncologist tests positive”

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above news and found it to be FAKE.

Max Healthcare clarified that their hospital in Vaishali is NOT sealed.

In a statement, the hospital said, “The latest news on Max Hospital, Vaishali being sealed due to a positive case found is FALSE”.

“The hospital is completely functional and serving all patients,” the statement added.

At the time of filing this report at 5:01 PM (April 16, 2020), our on-ground reporters confirmed that the hospital is functional.

In conclusion, the above information proves that the news of Max Hospital being sealed is FAKE.

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