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The message ‘COVID-19 Medical kit Required at home’ is not from Tata Health


A message with the title ‘Covid Medical kit required at home’ is being shared by many users on social media. The message has the particulars of that medical kit and describes the three stages of COVID-19. A link to ‘Tata Health’ is given in that message suggesting that these recommendations are issued by Tata Health. Let’s check if Tata Health had issued any such recommendations.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Details of COVID-19 Medical kit for home usage and the three stages of COVID-19 issued by Tata Health. 

Fact: ‘Tata health’ has clarified that the link in the message belongs to their company but the message was not issued by them. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.    

When a twitter user has tagged Tata Health requesting it to confirm the authenticity of the message, Tata Health clarified that the message was not issued by them. 

In another tweet, Tata Health issued a ‘Disclaimer’ that unverified information is being circulated with their website link, and clarified that Tata Health is not associated with those messages in any way.

Also, when searched for the stages of COVID-19 given in the message, it was found that no renowned institute or organization has made such a classification of stages mentioned in the message. But it was found that recently, scientists have described three distinct phases of COVID-19 disease progression in patients and they are as follows –

  • Phase-1 (Infection phase): The virus multiplies inside the body and is likely to cause mild symptoms that may be confused with a common cold or flu.
  • Phase-2 (Pulmonary phase): The immune system becomes strongly affected by the infection, and leads to primarily respiratory symptoms such as persistent cough, shortness of breath, and low oxygen levels.
  • Phase-3 (Hyperinflammatory phase): It occurs when a hyperactivated immune system may cause injury to the heart, kidneys, and other organs.

Also, the viral message claims that inhaling steam, hot water gargling as the methods for recovery from COVID-19, but FACTLY has earlier debunked these claims and those articles can be read here and here.  

To sum it up, message with details of Covid-19 Medical kit for home usage and the three stages of COVID-19 is falsely attributed to Tata Health.

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