A picture of what seems like a makeshift COVID-19 facility is doing rounds on social media. It is being claimed that the picture shows beds set up for patients in Lucknow.
The post was shared on Facebook with a caption in Hindi, “लखनऊ में 1500 बेड और तैयार किए गये,कोरोना हारेगा ,, देश जीतेगा….”
(Translation: 1500 beds in Lucknow and prepared, Corona will lose…country will win)
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the viral claim and found it to be misleading.
We started our investigation by doing a Reverse Image Search and found a similar picture in a tweet by Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia dated April 18, 2021.
Delhi govt school at Rouse Avenue is being converted into Covid Hospital with 125 beds with the help of ‘Doctors for You’.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) April 18, 2021
The tweet stated that a Delhi government school has been converted into a COVID-19 facility with 125 beds with the help of the ‘Doctors for You’ Foundation.
In the viral picture, the logo of the foundation can also be noticed which proves that the viral picture shows a school in Delhi being converted into a COVID-19 center.
We also found a video on Aam Aadmi Party‘s YouTube channel showing on-ground reporting from the school by news channel NDTV. The title of the video in Hindi can be translated to ‘Delhi Covid Alert: Kejriwal instructs Delhi Govt Schools to be converted into Covid Hospital’.
As per the video, the school’s amphitheatre has been converted into a COVID-19 facility with oxygen beds keeping in mind the shortage of oxygen in the hospitals.
Hence, from the above fact check, it is clear that the facility is in Delhi, therefore, the post is misleading.
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