On May 30, ANM (auxiliary nurse midwife) Neha Khan from Jamalpur Primary Health Centre in Aligarh was booked for allegedly disposing 29 syringes filled with COVID-19 vaccine without administrating them to the beneficiaries. ANI reported that on a complaint of the CMO, the police has lodged an FIR against Khan and the Medical Officer-in-charge of the primary health centre Afreen Zehra. Khan has denied the allegations and called them a conspiracy against her.

Zee Hindustan reported on the case and aired a video of a healthcare worker pulling out a syringe without administering the vaccine to a person.

कट्ट़रपंथियों से सीधे सवाल करने वाला बहुत बड़ा खुलासा | देश में कौन कर रहा है Vaccine वाला जिहाद ?

उत्तर प्रदेश के अलीगढ़ जिले में निहा खान नामक एक नर्स पर बड़ा खुलासा हुआ है…निहा पर आरोप है कि वो बड़ी सफाई से कोरोना वैक्सीन कूड़ेदान में डाल देती थी और मरीजों को खाली सिरिंज चुभा देती थी…

Posted by Zee Hindustan on Sunday, 30 May 2021

This broadcast is massively widespread on social media. BJP Rajasthan spokesperson Laxmikant Bharadwaj shared the portion of the Zee Hindustan broadcast where the video was played.

BJP Delhi spokesperson Manish Shulka also tweeted the video. And so did BJP supporters Renuka Jain, Arun Pudur and Atul Ahuja.

“The video of the act has gone viral on social media, where Niha Khan can clearly be seen inserting the Covid 19 vaccine in recipients, but skillfully taking it out without releasing the medicine,” reported OpIndia, sharing Barkha Trehan’s tweet.

The video is circulating on Facebook as well. It has drawn 9.3 lakh views from the Facebook page ‘Headlines India’.

नर्स निहा खान ने कूडे में फेंकी 29 वैक्सीन तो योगी ने कर दी तगड़ी कार्यवाही

नर्स निहा खान ने कूडे में फेंकी 29 वैक्सीन तो योगी ने कर दी तगड़ी कार्यवाही

Posted by Headlines India on Sunday, 30 May 2021

This page played another video which is also circulating on social media with the same ‘Neha Khan’ claim.


अलीगढ़ में नर्स निहा खान बड़ी सफाई से मरीजों को खाली💉 syringe लगा देती थी और कोरोना की वैक्सीन कूड़ेदान में डाल देती थी किसी जागरूक नागरिक ने वीडियो बनाया 📸आरोपी नर्स नीहा खान के खिलाफ मुकदमा दर्ज किया गया है

Posted by शिव नारायण on Sunday, 30 May 2021

Video 1: Zee Hindustan airs video from Ecuador

The video of a nurse removing the needle without injecting the vaccine was shared by Ecuador-based Twitter handle @gabriela_ma94 on April 26. Former Minsiter of Health of Ecuador Dr Camilo Salinas responded to the handle that the nurse and the patient have been identified and an investigation has been launched.

CNN en Español reported that Secretary-General of the Cabinet of the President of Ecuador Jorge Wated said that the man, 55, fraudulently passed the queue for people above 65 years of age to get vaccinated. The nurse did not vaccinate him at first, as seen in the video, but later did give him a dose. They were both detained for investigation.

The Ministry of Health of Ecuador had tweeted a press release on April 26 itself that said the nurse was identified. The incident took place at a vaccination centre in Mucho Lote in Guayaquil.

Ecuadorian journalist Dayanna Monroy tweeted a video showing the police escorting both the man and the nurse from the centre. She wrote that the nurse was detained for investigation after he was caught pretending to vaccinate a person. The man was also detained because he was not eligible for vaccination at the time.

Zee Hindustan, therefore, picked up a video from Ecuador and falsely linked it to the case where ANM Neha Khan was booked in UP for allegedly throwing syringes filled with COVID vaccine in the dustbin. The nurse who was detained in the case from Ecuador was a man.

Video 2: From Mexico

The other video shared by a few users was debunked by Alt News last month. The incident had occurred in Macro Vaccination Unit based at the National School of Biological Sciences Zacatenco Unit of National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico. The volunteer vaccinator was removed from the vaccination centre.

About the Author

Pooja Chaudhuri is a senior editor at Alt News.