A tweet is being shared widely with a screenshot of another tweet from the President’s account that asks doctors to not charge some of their patients who cannot afford.
Doctors on social media seem to share it with criticism.
What is the truth?
The screenshot of the tweet has #PresidentKovind in it. So we searched for the tweet and found that it was posted by Former President Kovind on 16/01/2018 and not a recent tweet by President Draupadi Murmu.
As doctors, your services must be available both to those who can afford your fees and also to those who are less fortunate and cannot. It is for society to profit from medical science – it is not for medical science to profiteer from society #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 16, 2018
It is found that the old tweet of the then President Kovind is being shared now with a misunderstanding that President Draupadi Murmu has tweeted it as it has her image in the display picture.
It is well known that the display picture keeps updating with the image of current President.
The claim that President Draupadi Murmu asked the doctors to not charge some of their patients who cannot afford is misleading. It was an old tweet of Former President Kovind.