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Center must act against Ramdev for unscientific statements against allopathy, says IMA | India News


NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday that the Union Ministry of Health I should take action against the yoga guru Ramdev, claiming that he has misled people by making “unlearned” statements against allopathy and “maligned” scientific medicine.
The Apex Physicians Corps said Ramdev should be prosecuted under the Epidemic disease law since “unlearned” statements are “a threat to the literate society of the country, as well as to the poor who fall prey to it.”
Citing a video circulating on social media, the IMA said Ramdev is seen saying “allopathy ek aisi stupid science aur diwalilya hai … (allopathy is such a stupid science)”.
He also claimed that “thousands of people have died after taking allopathic drugs” and that Remdesivir, Faviflu and all other drugs approved by the Comptroller General of Drugs of India failed to treat Covid-19, the association noted.
“The Union Health Minister (Harsh Vardhan), who is a practicing modern medicine allopathic graduate and head of this (health) ministry, should accept this gentleman’s challenge and indictment and dissolve the modern medical facility o bravely confront and prosecute the person for his arson words on the sovereignty of the country and reserve it under the Epidemics (Diseases) Act to save millions of people from such unscientific statements, “said the IMA.
He alleged that Ramdev is trying to take advantage of the situation and create a sense of fear and frustration among the people in general.
It is doing it “so that it can sell its alleged illegal and unapproved drugs and make money at the expense of the general public,” the association said.
The IMA further said that Ramdev deserves to be prosecuted for disobeying and causing danger to the lives of many by leading them to believe that they should not follow the advice of specialist allopathic doctors.
“The IMA demands and resolves that if the minister (Harsh Vardhan) does not take a suo moto action, we will be forced to resort to democratic means of struggle to spread the truth to the common man and knock on the doors of the judiciary to obtain justice,” He said.
Taking people for ransom and winning business by defaming scientific medicine are unforgivable crimes, the IMA added.

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