The Indian Army on Saturday dubbed the reports of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s visit to ‘fake’ hospital in Leh as ‘malicious, unsubstantiated’.
The clarification from the army comes after various social media posts claimed that the prime minister had staged the visit to a fake hospital where soldiers injured in Galwan clash were being treated.
“There have been malicious and unsubstantiated accusations in some quarters regarding the status of the facility visited by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his visit to the General Hospital at Leh on July 03, 2020,” read the statement by army posted by Ministry of Defence a day after the PM’s visit.
Modi was on a surprise visit to Ladakh to meet with the soldiers injured in the clash with Chinese PLA which left 20 Indian Army personnel killed.
This photo opp is fascinating. Not one Indian soldier seems to have external injuries needing any bandages…they are all able to sit straight up (no internal injuries?), the pristine hospital ward with beds that look un-slept on…zero medical equipment. What is going on here? https://t.co/QMANMLBKWz
— Raju Narisetti (@raju) July 3, 2020
Soon after Modi paid a visit to a hospital in Leh, social media posts raised questions about the veracity of the visit.
Never seen a hospital with teakwood panels as walls. https://t.co/dmK8j70E3x
— SonaliRanade (@sonaliranade) July 4, 2020
Netizens questioned the absence of medical staff and equipment in the hospital premises. Many raised the point that hospital floors are not made of wood, and that patients were sitting in Yoga poses.
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