Quack In Garb Of Baba: IMA writes to ICMR, NMC against Ramdev's Allopathy remark
New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has submitted letters to the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Head of the National Medical Commission (NMC), and all the State Medical Councils against "self-styled", "quack" Baba Ramdev alleging him of making "unprovoked demeaning and prejudicing utterances against modern medicine " in public domain.
The controversy started with a video, floating on different social media sites, showing Ramdev terming modern allopathy "a stupid and failed science".
The IMA had sent a legal notice to the Yoga Guru Ramdev over his alleged statements against allopathy and "defaming" scientific medicine. However, the Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust has denied allegations by the IMA that Ramdev has misled people by making "unlearned" statements against allopathy and defamed scientific medicine.
ANI reports that as per the Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust statement, Ramdev was reading out a WhatsApp forwarded message in the video that has gone viral on social media.
However, IMA has now sought top medical bodies' intervention. IMA wrote in its letter to ICMR,
"We are therefore seeking your indulgence as the statutorily authorized 'custodian' of modern medicine in the interest of the medical profession and medical professionals especially in the context of the material fact that self-styled Baba Ramdev through his ruthless public utterances is making a mockery of modern medicine and the professionals which tantamount to the mockery and ridicule of the life-saving protocols that have been worked out by the Indian Council of Medical Research and have been successfully put into operation that has resulted in unparalleled effectivity."