IMA demands action against Ramdev for calling allopathy ‘stupid science’, blaming it for Covid deaths

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday demanded that the central authorities take strict action against yoga guru Ramdev after he allegedly described allopathy as a “stupid science” and said that “lakhs of [Covid] patients have died after taking allopathic medicines.”

The IMA mentioned his “unlearned” feedback might mislead folks. On the opposite hand, the Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, of which Ramdev is the founder, mentioned the remarks have been taken out of context.

“STUPID SCIENCE”

According to the IMA, a video circulating on social media exhibits Ramdev calling trendy medication a “stupid science”. He allegedly goes on to say that medicines together with remdesivir and fabiflu, accepted by the Drugs Controller General of India, did not deal with Covid sufferers in India and have precipitated the deaths of lakhs of individuals.

In their assertion, the IMA mentioned that the yoga guru ought to be prosecuted underneath the Epidemic Diseases Act as a result of his “untutored” statements are “a threat to the literate society of the country as well as to the poor people falling prey to him.”

“CREATING FEAR”

“The Union health minister, who himself is a practicing modern medicine allopathic postgraduate and head of this [health] ministry, should either accept the challenge and accusation of this gentleman and dissolve the modern medical facility or boldly face and prosecute the person for his words of arson on the sovereignty of the country and book him under the Epidemic Act to save millions of people from such unscientific utterances,” the IMA mentioned.

The IMA claimed that Ramdev was creating a way of worry among the many inhabitants to be able to “sell his illegal and unapproved so-called medicines and make money at the cost of the public.”

IMA’S DEMAND

They demanded that he be prosecuted for inflicting hazard to the lifetime of many by advising them to not take the recommendation of allopathic docs.

“If the minister [Harsh Vardhan] does not take suo moto action, we will be forced to resort to democratic means of struggle to propagate the truth to the common man. We will knock at the doors of the judiciary to get due justice,” the IMA’s statement read.

The doctors’ body has sent a legal notice to Ramdev asking for a ‘written apology’ and ‘recall of statements’.

The Resident Doctors’ Associations of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung Hospital also condemned Ramdev’s statements and demanded that action be taken.

PATANJALI’S RESPONSE

In response, Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust said the allegations were false in their statement. The organization said, “It is clarified that the truncated model of the video is completely out of context of what’s sought to be conveyed by Swami ji.”

According to Patanjali, Ramdev was “studying out a forwarded WhatsApp message acquired by him and varied different members who have been collaborating within the occasion.”

Insisting that Ramdev has “utmost regard” for healthcare staff who’ve been working tirelessly through the pandemic, Patanjali’s assertion mentioned, “Swami ji has no ill-will against trendy science and good practitioners of recent medication. What is being attributed against him is fake and worthless.”

PATANJALI’S ‘CORONIL’ MEDICINE

Earlier in February, Patanjali re-launched its ‘Coronil’ medicine to treat Covid patients. Ramdev’s organisation claimed it had received due approval from the union Ayush ministry as per the World Health Organisation’s certification scheme.

The launch function was attended by Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and transport minister Nitin Gadkari.

However, the WHO stated that it had not certified the efficacy of any traditional medicine for Covid-19 treatment.

(With inputs from PTI)

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