COVID-19 cases are increasing drastically in India. After the testing increased in Telangana, the state has seen a sudden surge in the positive cases. Many misleading videos and images are in circulation on social media trying to project that the situation in the hospitals of Hyderabad is very bad.

A video is going viral on WhatsApp, showing piles of corpses and claiming that this is the situation in the mortuary of Osmania General Hospital.

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The video tries to highlight that the situation in the morgue is horrible and hospital management is not able to dispose of the bodies.

Fact Check:

The claim that this video shows the present situation in Osmania General Hospital Mortuary of Hyderabad is MISLEADING.

When searched thoroughly, we found a logo, ‘IndToday’. When searched on YouTube, we found that it is a local channel of Hyderabad.

On performing Reverse image search, we found a video was uploaded on 'IndToday' on December 25, 2013, with a caption ‘Unclaimed bodies pile up at OGH mortuary | Hyderabad Osmania General Hospital’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EnfUhGznkM

The visuals from the 2-minute-long video have been extracted and shared with the claim that it depicts the present-day situation in Hyderabad.

These visuals were also found embedded in a short video uploaded on a Persian video sharing platform 'milanvideo.com’.

Persian

This video has later been shared on other websites.

http://videonew.ir/v/1364683/

http://appfile.ir/v/471026/

Hence, the claim that this video shows the present situation in Osmania General Hospital Mortuary of Hyderabad is MISLEADING.

Claim Review :   Fact Check: Visuals of corpses at Osmania General Hospital morgue are from 2013 video
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Fact Check :  false

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist. Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support. A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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