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U’khand govt doctors, families to boycott Ramdev’s Patanjali

Tuesday, 01 June 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

PMHSA gives a call to all doctors to don black bands while working today

Coming out in support of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in the ongoing slugfest with Baba Ramdev on the issue of efficacy of allopathy, the Provincial Medical Health Services  Association (PMHSA) , the association of government doctors of Uttarakhand, has decided to boycott all products of Patanjali. The association has also given a call to all its members to wear black arm bands while working on Tuesday as a mark of its protest against the utterance of Baba Ramdev.

In a letter to all its members the general secretary of the PMHSA, Dr Manoj Verma said that everyone is offended by the unwarranted utterances of Ramdev. He said that the statements like “how will they save others when they could not save themselves” is an insult to the doctors who lost their lives while treating patients. He said that the PMHSA strongly condemns these statements which are morale breaking.  Dr Verma said that Ramdev is giving the entire episode a colour of allopathy versus Ayurveda. “A person who is an eighth class pass is accusing us of being antagonistic to Ayurveda and Yoga.  All this is being deliberately done by him to increase the sale of his medicines. In support of the demand to arrest Ramdev under the Epidemic Disease Act, I request all the members to work wearing black bands on May 1,’’ the letter read.

Ramdev raked up a controversy recently by stating that the all medicines used against the Covid-19 have failed and the doctors don’t have any treatment for the disease. Later he shot an open letter to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and posed 25 questions related to allopathy to them. The IMA on its part has threatened to file a defamation suit of Rs 1,000 crore on Ramdev. It also registered a complaint against him and challenged him for an open debate. 

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