<img src="https://trc.taboola.com/1321591/log/3/unip?en=page_view" width="0" height="0" style="display:none">
Fact Check Library

Fact Check with Logically.

Download the Free App Today

Partly_True
partly true

CLAIM ID

c2e48be3

A doctor who tipped authorities about Coronavirus patients' symptoms has been sacked in Kerala.

News reports by News18 and Telegraph stated that she tipped the authorities but whether the doctor was sacked is unverifiable.

According to the news report published by Manorama, on March 10, 2020, Dr Shinu Syamalan from Kerala alleged that she was sacked by the management of a private clinic where she was working for informing the police and the public through social media and television about an NRI patient who reportedly declined to undergo the mandatory check for Coronavirus. The same was denied by Dr Rosh, who is the clinic owner. News18, citing reports from the PTI said that she had informed the health and police authorities about the patient.

The Telegraph, in its article, has reported that Shinu Shyamalan, a 2012 MBBS pass-out who was a full-time doctor at Rosh Clinic in Thalikulam, Thrissur was removed from the job as she informed the health department about a patient who visited her with a high fever. However, Dr Rosh, the owner of the clinic denied the allegation by saying that he had suggested her to take a month's leave to get over the matter but did not deny having asked the doctor not to report the matter to the health department.

However, Dr Shinu Shyamalan being sacked cannot be verified as there is no enough evidence.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

Have a question or correction on one of our fact-checks?

If you think a claim has been misjudged or requires correction, please send us evidence to support your error claim. We will revisit our evidence and verdict and conduct additional research to verify new information.

Fact Check of the Day

false

The BBC censored the crowd booing Boris Johnson at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.