Official Statement: Fake rumors on Social media
Date: 27th June, 2020
Hyderabad: A 35-year-old patient, Mir Wahed Ali Khan, was brought in with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) with a high oxygen requirement, with his lungs impacted. The patient needed hospitalisation and intensive care. Post treatment for his condition, the patient was tested “NEGATIVE” and was later discharged.
After being discharged, the patient’s acquaintance took the picture of the medical bills under the false pretense of helping them to raise funding for the hospital bills. The acquaintance then started sharing the picture across various social media platforms, without informing the family members. The bills were voiced to make it look like it belonged to a COVID-19 positive patient at Yashoda Hospitals, which is a misrepresentation of facts.
The fake rumors with inaccurate information across social media platforms has caused deep discomfort and disrepute to the concerned family members of the patient, having compromised the patient’s privacy in order to create a negative propaganda on social media against the patient and Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad. With this reason, the patient’s family has filed a criminal case against the person who was spreading rumors and laying false allegations while blaming the hospital.
Our appeal to the public is to not divulge private and confidential information, and discourage, create or spread negative rumours while discounting facts and actual events. Please protect yourself from scams and do not participate in spreading disinformation against anyone.
Official Statement from Management of Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad.