The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Uttarakhand branch has slapped a defamation notice of Rs 1,000 crore on yoga guru Ramdev over his recent controversial remarks against allopathic medicine for the treatment of Covid-19 cases.
According to reports, In its defamation notice, IMA Uttarakhand describes the remarks by Ramdev as damaging to the reputation and the image of allopathy and around 2,000 practitioners of it who are part of the association.
IMA wants Ramdev to make a video clip contradicting all his false and defamatory allegations, and circulate it on all the social media platforms where he had uploaded his earlier video clip levelling the allegations.
It has also asked Ramdev to withdraw a “misleading” advertisement from all platforms endorsing “Coronil kit”, a product of his firm, as an effective medicine for COVID-19, failing which an FIR and a criminal case will be lodged against him by the IMA.
IMA Uttararanchal State Branch had also written to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat against Ramdev’s statements against allopathic medical profession.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on May 23 called yoga guru Ramdev’s statement on allopathic medicines “extremely unfortunate” and asked him to withdraw the remark, saying it disrespects ‘corona warriors’ and can break the morale of healthcare workers.
He also said that “through your statement you not only disrespected corona warriors but also deeply hurt the sentiments of countrymen”.
“Your statement on allopathy can break the morale of healthcare workers and weaken our fight against COVID-19,” Vardhan said and added that doctors are fighting day and night to save people’s lives.