A video is being shared on social media claiming it as recent visuals of doctors engaged in a heated argument during surgery at a hospital in Chandigarh. Columnist Tarek Fatah tweeted the same video describing it as the visuals from a hospital in Pakistan. Let’s verify the claims made by these posts.
Claim: Recent video of doctors getting into a heated argument during surgery at a hospital in Chandigarh.
Fact: The video shared in the post shows an old incident that happened in the Umaid hospital in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The video shows two doctors indulging in a verbal spat while operating on a pregnant woman in Rajasthan, in 2017. The video is old and has nothing to do with Chandigarh or Pakistan. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When we searched for this video using relevant keywords on the internet, a video showing similar visuals was found published by the ‘ANI’ news channel on 30 August 2017. ANI reported it as the visuals of two doctors indulging in a verbal spat during the surgery of a pregnant woman in Jodhpur’s Umaid Hospital. This incident reportedly took place on 29 August 2017.
When we searched for further sources using relevant information on the internet, we found the details of the incident in an article published by ‘The Indian Express’ news website on 30 August 2017. ‘The Indian Express’ reported that two doctors, identified as Dr Ashok Nanival and M L Tank, indulged in a heated argument while operating on a pregnant woman undergoing an emergency C-section. According to the reports, the medical negligence costed the life of a new-born baby.
Reporting the details of this incident, several news websites published articles in 2017. They can be seen here and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is old and not related to Chandigarh or Pakistan.
To sum it up, a 2017 video of doctors indulging in a verbal spat while operating on a pregnant woman in Rajasthan is shared as recent visuals from Chandigarh.