MAUD Minister and TRS working President KT Rama Rao tweeted two images highlighting the selfless service of healthcare workers in Telangana.

However, it has sparked a controversy with people claiming that one of the pictures is from Andhra Pradesh and not Telangana.

The tweet of KTR was based on the Eenadu report. The newspaper shared the same image in its Telangana edition. The paper said the picture was taken at Racharla Gollapally village in Rajanna Sircilla district.

Other media outlets like Andhra Prabha have also carried this image claiming it to be from Utkoor Mandal of Narayanpet district in Telangana.

Fact check:

The claim is FALSE.

When searched using Google reverse image search, we found that the picture is from Andhra Pradesh. It has been published in the Andhra Pradesh edition of Deccan Chronicle on September 13, 2021. The image shows agriculture workers being administered vaccines in the paddy fields at Mentada in Vizianagaram district.

This image was also tweeted several times.

This image was also shared by Vijaysai Reddy on September 14, 2021.

The viral image was first shared by Journalist Pavan on September 12, 2021, with the caption "#COVID19Vaccination at #workplace. Health staff in #vizianagaram district of #AndhraPradesh took #vaccination drive to fields and successfully administered to agriculture workers. According to officials, 62,000 people were vaccinated in one day.

Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Claim Review :   Image of healthcare workers vaccinating farmers
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
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.

Next Story