Health Patrol, a Not-for-Profit initiative, is an online platform to bust fake health news being circulated on the internet and social media by checking their authenticity through evidence-backed fact check by our team of experts and releasing the verified news in the public domain.
Health Patrol was spearheaded by renowned cardiologist and Padma Shri awardee late Dr. Krishan Kumar Aggarwal, the President of Heart Care Foundation of India and Ex-National President of Indian Medical Association. Taking the legacy forward, the initiative is now guided by a team of experienced doctors from a multitude of medical specializations like Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Diabetes and Endocrinology, and subject matter experts providing expertise to disseminate high quality, clinically relevant, health information for our readers.
Health as a subject has gained newfound importance in the pandemic times. While at one end, social media has been a very potent medium for sharing and consuming important information related to health, on the flip side, it has given fuel to dormant volcano of fake information, wrong data, and at times prescriptive solutions across platforms. With internet penetration being one of the highest across the globe, Indians form the largest group of people communicating and sharing these categories of information leading to incessant flow of outlandish, exaggerated, and often dangerous fake ‘health tips and news’.
Health Patrol aims to be your go-to guide to provide a one-stop-shop to verify any forward, news or social media viral videos and messages related to health. Our endeavor is to empower people with the right information to save them from falling prey to malicious health tips and recommendations. That is a critical step in enabling a better healthcare system in the country for the future.