Ayurveda Medical Association of India seeks action against hepatologist for Defamation of Ayurveda science on social media
New Delhi: Seeking stringent action against a hepatologist for his alleged defaming remarks on AYUSH on social media, the Ayurveda Medical Association of India (AMAI) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The association has demanded the authorities to take strict note of the defamation comments made by the Kochi-based hepatologist who allegedly called the Ayurveda medicine unscientific on a social media platform and cancel his registration.
In the letter to the PM and Chief Minister, the association pointed out that certain people with vested interests are frequently targeting Ayurveda using various platforms like social media. "Their motto is to create a dilemma in the public, thereby reducing the popularity of Ayurveda. These people are mainly using social media platforms for this purpose," it stressed.
Pointing out the doctor's alleged remarks on Ayurveda, the association said, "A certain doctor who claimed to be the hepatologist of Rajagiri Hospital, Cochin Kerala is purposefully trying to defame Ayurveda in various social media platforms. A particular interview of the aforesaid person in a youtube channel named "Lucy" was published on 21/06/2021 in which the doctor mentioned that the AYUSH Department is unscientific."