Fact check: Old video of doctor suffering heart attack in Bengaluru shared as recent

A video of a doctor collapsing due to a heart attack is viral. Users claim the incident took place at Vinayaka Hospital, Mumbai.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  31 March 2022 2:19 PM GMT
Fact check: Old video of doctor suffering heart attack in Bengaluru shared as recent

Hyderabad: A video of a doctor collapsing due to a heart attack is viral. Users claim the incident took place at Vinayaka Hospital, Mumbai.

At 1.02 minute CCTV video shows a woman doctor signing a register before she suddenly collapses on the floor. The CCTV footage mentions the date at the top left corner as 11-26-2017.

The viral video is being shared with the caption, "CCTV footage of Vinayak hospital, Mumbai. Dr. Sunitha, a specialist Cardiologist, died due to a massive heart attack while on rounds, leaving no time even for her staff to do anything. Nothing in life is certain..."

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Fact check:

NewsMeter ran a relevant keywords search on social media platforms. We found that the same video has been viral since 2018. We also found some posts stating that the incident happened at Vinayaka Hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Taking a clue from it, we found the same video uploaded on the website Newsflare with the caption, "Doctor collapses after suffering a massive heart attack in hospital" posted on November 26, 2017.

The description states: "A doctor collapsed after suffering a massive heart attack in a hospital where she was working. A CCTV footage shows physician Dr. Sunita, signing the patient register after doing her rounds at the Vinayaka hospital in Bangalore, India. She touches her forehead and keels over suddenly. The footage also shows the hospital staff running to assist her."

It further mentions a quote by a spokesperson from the hospital confirming the incident. "A spokesperson of the hospital Dr. Bharath said Dr. Sunita had collapsed after suffering a massive heart attack,' Newsflare reported. "We rushed her to the ICU and gave her the best possible treatment including an intracardiac injection. But she failed to respond and passed away. She was diabetic and her high sugar level was very high. But she had not disclosed her condition to the hospital."

Hence, the claim is misleading.

Claim Review:Video shows Dr. Sunitha collapsing due to a heart attack at Vinayaka Hospital in Mumbai
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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