“Allopathy Is Stupid” Video: IMA sends legal notice to Baba Ramdev
New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev, the face of one of India’s biggest consumer goods and alternative medicine empires, received flake from the doctors’ community and has been asked to apologise by the Indian Medical Association over his alleged remarks against allopathy and “defaming” modern science.
IMA lashed out at Yoga guru for his remarks on allopathy and demanded the Union health minister Harsh Vardhan to prosecute him under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 or accept his accusations and dissolve the modern medical facility.
“Enough is enough,” IMA said slamming Ramdev for what it called “repeatedly taking advantage of the situation and creating fear among the public to sell his illegal drugs.”
“IMA brings to the notice of our Hon. Health minister, a video circulating in social media portraying, the celebrated Yoga Guruji saying that ‘modern allopathy ek aisi stupid aur diwaliya science hai’ (modern allopathy is a stupid and failed science),” the IMA said in its statement.
“When such idolised personal are making vitriolic comments, questioning the authority and integrity of the whole architecture of health ministry, the health minister, who himself is a practicing modern medicine allopathic postgraduate and the head of this ministry, should either accept the challenge and accusation of this gentleman and dissolve the modern medicine 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 Diseases Act to save millions of people from such unscientific utterances,” IMA wrote to the health minister.
However, Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust denied the allegations that Ramdev misled people by making “unlearned” statements against allopathy and defamed scientific medicine.
The Patanjali Trust said that Yog Guru Ramdev was reading out a WhatsApp forwarded message in the video that had gone viral on social media.