New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday said yoga guru Ramdev has caused “irreparable” damage to the government’s efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic and those creating confusion at such times are “anti-national”. ‘ Huh.
The IMA, in an open letter to citizens, also alleged that Ramdev thought it appropriate to launch his campaign against the National COVID Treatment Protocol and Immunization Program as an opportunity to find a “market” for his products. IMA said “Ramdev has caused irreparable damage to the efforts of the Government of India to stop the epidemic.”
People creating confusion during the pandemic are traitors and anti-nationals
“Those who create confusion during a pandemic about the National Treatment Protocol and National Immunization Program are anti-national and anti-national,” the IMA said. They are anti-people and anti-humanity, they do not deserve mercy.” The IMA has supported the protest called by Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association and other medical and resident doctors’ associations of the country against Ramdev. These doctors had given a call to protest by tying black tape.
1,300 doctors sacrificed their lives for the country – IMA
The IMA said that modern medicine is at the fore in the fight against the pandemic and 1,300 doctors have laid down their lives for the country. He said in a letter that from medical students and resident doctors to emergency care doctors, every single doctor has been deployed to protect the people. The IMA said, “It is an anti-national act to create confusion in the minds of people against the National COVID Protocol and National Immunization Program. The IMA has demanded to treat it as sedition and prosecute him (Ramdev) under the Disaster Management Act.
The Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust had on May 22 refuted the IMA’s allegations that the yoga guru has misled people by making statements against allopathy and defamed scientific modern medicine.
Ramdev took back his statement after Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s letter
Later, after a strongly worded letter from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Ramdev withdrew his statement on allopathy. The IMA alleged that Ramdev’s supporters have tried to adopt a “tactic of malicious attacks” on the IMA and its national president. He said, “So far, the total number of Kovid-19 patients in the country is 2.78 crore and 2.54 crore have been cured. The mortality rate remains at 1.16 percent. It can be seen that Indian doctors, nurses and health care workers have fought tirelessly.