The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has urged the Union Health Ministry to take action against Yoga guru and Patanjali Co-founder Baba Ramdev for allegedly misleading people by making ‘unlearned’ statements against Allopathy for defaming scientific medicine amid the second wave of COVID. Basis what Baba Ramdev had said about allopathy, the IMA has taken extreme offence to the extent of calling for the prosecution of Baba Ramdev under the Epidemic Diseases Act.
Allopathy ek aisi stupid aur diwaliya science hai- Baba Ramdev
A video being circulated on social media in which Baba Ramdev is allegedly heard saying, ‘allopathy ek aisi stupid aur diwaliya science hai.’ In a press release, IMA claimed that Baba Ramdev had called doctors ‘murderers’ in front of the Health Minister in the pretext of the ‘release of his wonder drugs’ and accused the Yoga guru of misleading the public by making baseless accusations to sell his ‘unapproved & illegal drug.’
IMA has urged the Union Health Ministry to take action against Baba Ramdev
Further, IMA claimed that Baba Ramdev had challenged the wisdom and integrity of the DCGI by making a remark that people had passed away after taking approved anti-COVID drugs such as Remdesivir, Fabiflu and others. The press release claimed that Baba Ramdev’s quote on Favipiravir as medicine against fever or antipyretic was ‘laughable’ and displayed his superficial scientific knowledge’. Citing the pain & agony over the loss of over 1200 modern medicine staffers, IMA dared the govt to either consider the accusations of Baba Ramdev and dissolve the modern medicine facility or boldly prosecute Yoga guru for his statements.
420 doctors have died during the battle of Covid- IMA
IMA has reported that as many as 420 doctors have died during the battle against the second wave of Covid-19. 100 out of these casualties have been reported from Delhi and at least 96 doctors have died in Bihar and 41 in Uttar Pradesh. The state-wise data of IMA revealed that as many as 31 doctors succumbed to Covid-19 in Gujarat, 20 in Telangana, 16 in West Bengal and Odisha, and 15 in Maharashtra.