The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday demanded that the central government take strict action against yoga guru Baba Ramdev after he allegedly described allopathy as a “stupid science” and stated that “lakhs of [Covid] patients have died after taking allopathic medicines”
The IMA said his “unlearned” comments could mislead people. On the other hand, the Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, of which Baba Ramdev is the founder, said the remarks were taken out of context
According to the IMA, a video circulating on social media shows Baba Ramdev calling modern medicine a “stupid science”. He allegedly goes on to say that medicines including remdesivir and fabiflu, approved by the Drugs Controller General of India, failed to treat Covid patients in India and have caused the deaths of lakhs of people.
Earlier in February, Patanjali re-launched its ‘Coronil’ medicine to treat Covid patients. Baba Ramdev’s organisation claimed it had received due approval from the union Ayush ministry as per the World Health Organisation’s certification scheme