Ramdev has no ill-will against modern science, statement attributed to him false: Patanjali | India News

Ramdev has no ill-will against modern science, statement attributed to him false: Patanjali | India News

The IMA has said that the Union health ministry should take action against Ramdev for making unlearned statements and defaming scientific medicine.

NEW DELHI: Responding to the Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) statement accusing Baba Ramdev of misleading people by making “unlearned” remarks against allopathy, Patanjali on Saturday said the yoga guru has no ill-will against modern science or its practitioners.
The IMA had earlier during the day said that the Union health ministry should take action against Ramdev for his making “unlearned” statements and for defaming scientific medicine.
Patanjali has, however, rushed in defence of Ramdev and claimed that the statement being attributed to him by the IMA is false.
Citing a video circulating on social media, the IMA said Ramdev has claimed that “allopathy is a stupid science” and medicines such as remdesivir, faviflu, and other drugs approved by the Drugs Controller General of India have failed to treat COVID-19 patients.
“Lakhs of patients have died after taking allopathic medicines”, the association said quoting the yoga guru.
Ramdev should be prosecuted under the Epidemic Diseases Act as “untutored” statements are “a threat to the literate society of the country as well as to the poor people falling prey to him”, the apex doctors’ body said in a statement.
“The Union health minister (Harsh Vardhan) who himself is a practising modern medicine allopathic postgraduate and head of this (health) ministry, should either accept the challenge and accusation of this gentleman and dissolve the modern medical facility or boldly face and prosecute the person for his words of arson on the sovereignty of the country and book him under the Epidemic Act to save millions of people from such unscientific utterances,” the IMA said.
It alleged that Ramdev is trying to take advantage of the situation and create a sense of fear and frustration among the people at large.
He is doing this “so that he can sell his illegal and unapproved so-called medicines and make money at the cost of the public at large”, the association said.
The IMA said Ramdev deserves to be prosecuted for disobeying and causing danger to the life of many by making them believe to not to take the advice of allopathy doctors.
“The IMA demands and resolves if the 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 the doors of the judiciary to get due to justice,” it said.
Taking people for ransom and winning business by defaming scientific medicine are unpardonable offenses, the IMA said.
Citing Ramdev’s remarks it said such “untutored and unlearned” statements are a threat to society.
(With inputs from agency)

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