Fact Check: Modi did not visit Mukesh Ambani's newborn grandson at hospital

An image of Modi in a hospital with the Ambanis has gone viral with the claim that he visited the grandson of Nita....

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  14 Dec 2020 1:33 PM GMT
Fact Check: Modi did not visit Mukesh Ambanis newborn grandson at hospital

Hyderabad: An image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a hospital with the Ambanis has gone viral with the claim that he visited the grandson of Nita and Mukesh Ambani, who was born last week.

'बंदा मालिक के पोते को देखने हॉस्पिटल पहुंच गया लेकिन किसानों से मिलने का समय नहीं है। जो 17 दिन से ऐसी ठंड और बरसात में खुले आसमान के नीचे बैठे हैं।"

When translated, this claim stated, "PM reached the hospital to see Ambani's grandson, but he has no time to meet the farmers, who have been sitting under the open sky in cold and rain for 17 days."


This claim is also in circulation in Telugu.

రైతుల ఆందోళన స్థలానికి వెళ్లి వారితో మాట్లాడేందుకు సమయం ఉండదు కానీ ముకేష్ అంబానీకి మనవడు పుడితే హాస్పిటల్ వరకు వెళ్లి చూస్తే టైం ఉంటుంది.

Archive link: https://archive.org/details/whats-app-image-2020-12-14-at-14.36.00_202012

Fact Check:

The claim that Modi visited a hospital to see Ambani's newborn grandson is FALSE.

When NewsMeter used the Google Reverse Image Search, it fetched several results which showed that this image is from October 2014, when the prime minister inaugurated the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

The 90-year-old hospital has been redeveloped by the Reliance Foundation, under the leadership of Nita M. Ambani into a world-class institution to provide the best quality of healthcare.

Stressing upon cleanliness and hygiene, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that preventive care is not only inexpensive but also the most important part of healthcare.

https://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/pm-inaugurates-sir-hn-reliance-foundation-hospital-and-research-centre-114102700026_1.html

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/modi-make-in-india-healthcare-digital-mumbai-pm-clean-neonatal-maternal-mortality-224540-2014-10-25

We can see that the viral image has been shared by several mainstream media websites in 2014. Here is the snapshot from the article published by the Deccan Chronicle.

Hence, this image is not recent. This is from PM's visit to HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai in 2014.


Claim Review:Modi visit Mukesh Ambani's newborn grandson at hospital
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Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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