The Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS, New Delhi on May 31 announced that they would observe ‘Black Day’ on June 1 over Baba Ramdev’s recent comments targeting evidence-based medicine practitioners.
“Condemning the derogatory and disgraceful statements by Ram Kisan Yadav alias Ramdev Baba, Black Day to be observed on June 1. Patients care not to be affected,” said Resident Doctors Association.
“IMA supports the black badge fight called by FORDA, FIMA and RDA and our IMA JDN members will join. IMA envision and working on to carry on 1 million free vaccinations by our members across the country,” it said.
Association of at least six hospitals and associations have called for protest against the yoga guru.
Calling Ramdev’s remarks insensitive and insulting, the AIIMS association said that it could incite violence against the healthcare services personnel and would lead to a total failure of public health systems.
“Amidst the second wave of COVID-19, our fraternity of Corona Warriors has been striving hard to save our dearest motherland against the deadly pandemic. Despite the solemn pride of selflessly working out our abilities and even gloriously making supreme sacrifices; a new insensitive and insulting controversy by Mr. Ram Kisan Yadav alias Ramdev ‘Baba’ has been brought in spotlight challenging and questioning the modern system of evidence-based medicine and making the joint efforts made by us all fighting the pandemic seem utterly naive and futile,” the association said in a statement.
“Such slanderous remarks by Mr. Ram Kisan Yadav will incite violence against the healthcare services personnel and would lead to a total failure of public health systems,” it added.
Doctors are demanding an open public apology from Ramdev or sought action against the yoga guru under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.