Another establishment fell victim to fake news, sowing panic and fear among people.
The management of Healthway Medical issued a statement to dispel a chain message which claims that a patient who reportedly flew from China contracted SARS and contaminated the clinic’s branch in Shangrila Plaza.
The texter claimed to know a friend whose father was a doctor in that Healthway branch.
“A certain individual is claiming that there is a confirmed SARS patient from China that was seen by a Healthway doctor. Please be advised that THIS IS FAKE NEWS. There was no reported SARS case in any Healthway clinic specifically the Shangri-La branch,” Healthway said n a statement.
“To protect the interest of the public, we will take this matter seriously and will not hesitate to take necessary actions,” it added.