Had Health Expenses Pushed 55 Million Indians Into Poverty In 2017?

Anonymous User

2020-02-03 12:11:52.0

And it was on business insider also it might be in 2011-12 also but it was in 2017-18 according to this it was not only in dhruv but all the other paper...I was thinking that you must be saying right I played your video and just after your first report I closed the video and thought I must save my time

Fact Hunt's Response

You are referring to our article "Had Health Expenses Pushed 55 Million Indians Into Poverty In 2017 As Claimed by Dhruv Rathee". And you have referred to a Business Standard article to claim that our Fact Check was wrong. However, you didn't notice that Business Standard and all other reports had referred to an article by India Spend which we have clearly mentioned in our article.

The origin of all these articles is indiaspend.com which is a data journalism platform. The title of the article on Indiaspend.com is "Health Expenses Pushed 55 Million Indians Into Poverty In 2011-12" but in the URL of the article, it is 2017. See the highlighted section in the image below.

At the bottom of the article, they have clearly mentioned that they had published the story because of error as the figure is for the year 2011-12 and not for 2017.

Other websites published this article but never bothered to update it even after the clarification by India Spend.

Recent Comments

Support Fact Hunt

We need your support to survive in the industry.

Sign Up For Our Newsletters.

Get our articles in your email as soon as it goes live!
Error! Please Try Again.
{{message}}

Other Rumours

Sign Up For Our Newsletters.

Get our articles in your email as soon as it goes live!
Error! Please Try Again.
{{message}}

Contribute

Fact Hunt is a community driven social platform. If you find any rumours on social media, then you can submit it on Fact Hunt.
Login to submit

Advertisement