Supreme Court issues notice to center, Ramdev for criticizing allopathic medicines

Supreme Court issues notice to center, Ramdev for criticizing allopathic medicines

The Supreme Court observed: “Ramdev popularized yoga, but how can he criticize allopathic medicine?” What is the guarantee that Ayurvedic medicines work better than allopathic medicines? Baba Ramdev is accusing doctors and other medical systems of harming public health.”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a statement from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) seeking to take action against yoga guru Ramdev for criticizing allopathic medicine. The high court has issued a notice to Ramdev and the Center seeking a response on the motion to initiate the action.

The high court observed: “Ramdev popularized yoga, but how can he criticize allopathic medicine?” What is the guarantee that Ayurvedic medicines work better than allopathic medicines? Baba Ramdev is accusing doctors and other medical systems of harming public health.”

The IMA in its allegation alleged that a smear campaign is being carried out in the country against the vaccination campaign and modern medicines.

Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved said on February 19, 2021 that Coronil tablet had received certification from the Ministry of Ayush as a medicine supporting the treatment of Covid-19 under the World Health Organization certification scheme.

However, Patanjali’s managing director, Acharya Balkrishna, later made a clarification about the certification via a tweet saying, “We want to clarify to avoid confusion that our WHO GMP compliant COPP certificate for Coronil is issued by DCGI, Government of India. It is clear that the WHO does not approve or disapprove any drug. WHO works to build a better and healthier future for people around the world (sic).”

The announcement about Ayush certification for Coronil and the release of a research paper calling it Patanjali’s “first evidence-based medicine for COVID-19” was made at an event attended by former health minister Harsh Vardhan.

Patanjali had released Coronil on June 23. Balkrishna claimed that the drug could cure covid-19 patients in 5 to 14 days.

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