The Delhi High Court on Thursday restrained yoga guru Ramdev from giving false information that Patanjali’s ‘Coronil Kit’ is effective for the treatment of Kovid-19, on a suit filed by the Delhi Medical Association (DMA). Summons issued. The high court orally asked yoga guru Ramdev’s counsel to not make any provocative statements and to clarify his stand on the matter till the next date of hearing, July 13. The DMA, on behalf of the doctors, said that Ramdev’s statement makes an impact as that drug does not cure the corona virus and it is a misleading statement.
Earlier, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) 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 a time 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.
The IMA said, “Ramdev has caused irreparable damage to the efforts of the Government of India to contain the pandemic.” and anti-national. They are anti-people and anti-humanity. They don’t deserve mercy.”
The IMA has extended its support to the protest called by the 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.
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 every single doctor, from medical students and resident doctors to emergency care doctors, 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 Programme. 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. Later, Ramdev withdrew his statement on allopathy following a strongly worded letter from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
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, “The total number of Kovid-19 patients in the country so far is 2.78 crore and 2.54 crore have been cured. The mortality rate remains at 1.16 per cent. It can be seen that Indian doctors, nurses and health care workers have fought tirelessly.”