Doctors across the country are observing June 1 as the Black Day and staging protests against Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev. Medical associations from different parts of the country are seeking an ‘unconditional open public apology’ from Yoga Guru Ramdev over his insensitive and derogatory comments against Allopathy.
Delhi Hospitals Doctors participating in Nationwide Black Day Protest demanding action against Ramdev#ArrestRamdev pic.twitter.com/G67UZRy639
— Siddharth Setia (@ethicalsid) June 1, 2021
“Dear Baba Ramdev, in the past year, I have lost a lot of colleagues – senior and junior, some recently married and some with young children. They died serving the nation. Not one day did they decide not to wear the PPE and come to the hospital. They could have chosen to hide safely behind a bubble-like you did, but they did not,” said Dr Abhishek Tandon, Resident (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur.
“Protest is not against Ayurveda but Ramdev. We don’t want any kind of debate with Ramdev. Who is he? He is a layman. Ramdev has only made his business in this pandemic,” said FORDA President Dr Manish.
From Where Allopathy Vs Ayurveda Controversy Started —
Almost 10 days ago, Baba Ramdev shared a video and made statements which all our frontline healthcare workers found really hurtful and demotivating.
In the video, he can be seen saying that “allopathy is stupid and failed science’ and ‘lakhs of patients have died after taking allopathic medicines’.
Yoga guru claiming Allopathy as stupid science. This pandemic brings new shock every day. pic.twitter.com/1W9ojVOIGY
— Subhasree Ray (@DrSubhasree) May 21, 2021
After he received criticism along with the pressure of Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and IMA, he withdrew his comments. But with that move, Baba Ramdev also shot an open letter to IMA and posed 25 questions related to allopathy to them.
माननीय श्री @drharshvardhan जी आपका पत्र प्राप्त हुआ,
उसके संदर्भ में चिकित्सा पद्दतियों के संघर्ष के इस पूरे विवाद को खेदपूर्वक विराम देते हुए मैं अपना वक्तव्य वापिस लेता हूँ और यह पत्र आपको संप्रेषित कर रहा हूं- pic.twitter.com/jEAr59VtEe
— स्वामी रामदेव (@yogrishiramdev) May 23, 2021
Other Statements Made by Baba Ramdev
“Over 1,000 doctors died after taking both doses of medicines.”
Ram Kishan Yadav #Ramdev claiming 1,000 doctors died despite taking 2-doses of vaccine. Who will verify his claim? Much needed!
Otherwise it can create panic among those who have been vaccinated & those who are about to go for vaccination. @IMAIndiaOrgpic.twitter.com/JORI9YS2jw
— Dr Jawahar Singh MD (@DrJawahars) May 24, 2021
‘Doctors should not fall ill at all if allopathy is all powerful and ‘sarvagun sampanna’.
“Patients just don’t know how to breathe properly, and therefore, spread negativity and complain of a shortage of oxygen and cremation sites.”
“Our target would be to convert over 1000 allopathic doctors to naturopathy.”
IMA Slapped Rs 1,000 Crore Notice on Baba Ramdev
Finding his comments demotivating to the frontline corona warriors who have been working day and night amid pandemic, the Indian Medical Association slapped a defamation notice of Rs 1000 Cr on Baba Ramdev. The association has also demanded an apology from him within the next 15 days. Failing to submit an apology, they sought compensation worth Rs 1000 Crore from Ramdev. The notice has also asked him to remove the advertisement from all the platforms which endorse “Coronil Kit” as an effective medicine for Covid-19 treatment.
IMA has also written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding strict action against the Yoga Guru and book him for sedition.