New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written a letter to Baba Ramdev regarding his recent comments against Allopathy, which hurt the sentiments of our Covid Warriors who spent more than a year fighting the pandemic.
संपूर्ण देशवासियों के लिए #COVID19 के खिलाफ़ दिन-रात युद्धरत डॉक्टर व अन्य स्वास्थ्यकर्मी देवतुल्य हैं।
बाबा @yogrishiramdev जी के वक्तव्य ने कोरोना योद्धाओं का निरादर कर,देशभर की भावनाओं को गहरी ठेस पहुंचाई।
The letter was posted on the minister’s official Twitter handle which says, “Doctors and health workers who spent their lives fighting day and night in this pandemic for the entire country must be compared to God himself”
“Baba Ramdev’s statement was disrespectful to the frontline workers and it hurt the feelings of the entire country”, He further added.
In a viral video, Baba claims “allopathy is a stupid science” and medicines such as Remdesivir, Faviflu, and other drugs approved by the Drug Controller General of India failed to treat coronavirus patients.
Indian Medical Association(IMA) also sent a legal notice to Baba Ramdev on Saturday over his “unlearned” statement and for defaming Indian medical science.
IMA said, “Ramdev deserves to be prosecuted for causing danger to the lives of many by making them believe not to take the advice of allopathy doctors. If the Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is not taking suo moto action, we will be forced to resort to democratic means of struggle to propagate the truth to the common man and knock on the doors of the judiciary to get justice,”
The Patanjali Trust said, “He was reading out a forwarded WhatsApp message received by him and various other members who were participating in the event,” it said. The Trust further said that “Ramdev has utmost regards for doctors and support staff who have been working day and night during such a challenging time of the pandemic”.