Viral TikTok video falsely connected to Delhi Hospital with false information about COVID-19

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Claim: A video has been making rounds on social media where a man wearing a mask, supposedly a doctor, advises people to drink a lot of warm water and gargle with salt or vinegar to kill the corona virus. It is being claimed that he works as a doctor at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram hospital.

However, this not the case. Neither is he a doctor at the hospital nor does his claims prevent corona virus.

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The video was shared several times of Facebook with caption that read “☝गंगाराम हॉस्पिटल के डॉक्टर ने एक बहुत ही अच्छी इंफॉर्मेशन दी है”

Translated to English: “Ganga Ram Hospital’s doctor has given very good information”

This particular post was shared more than 5,000 times. Archived here.

 

 

TWITTER

The same was shared on Twitter also.

The tweet has been archived here.

 

 

TRUTH

The claims in the video about gargling warm water with salt and vinegar to kill coronavirus are false.

The video was made by a TikTok user @subhashayada who is not a doctor. However, now he has deleted the video after it went viral on other social media platforms.

Ganga Ram Hospital authorities have said the video is being falsely connected to them and that man does not work as a doctor at that hospital.

World Health Organization states the suitable prevention but does not mentions anything about this theory claimed in the video about gargling warm water with salt or vinegar to fight coronavirus. No other study stands by that theory either.

 

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has also debunked this rumour and tweeted about the same by declining the theory.

 

Therefore, the viral video gives out false information and does not include a doctor from Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi.

 

Rujuta Thete

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Rujuta Thete

A food enthusiast who loves to explore new places and is also a budding journalist with a curious mind about everything under the sun.