Union health minster Harsh Vardhan has written to yoga guru Baba Ramdev, asking him to withdraw his 'objectionable' comments against allopathy practitioners and Covid warriors.
The letter was posted on the minister's official Twitter handle. "Doctors and other healthcare workers engaged all day and night in fight against Corona are like godsent for the entire country," the minister wrote.
Tagging the yoga guru, he further wrote that his remarks are detrimental to corona warriors and have hurt the feelings of the entire country, and asked him to withdraw the comments.
In a controversial video, Ramdev was allegedly heard saying “allopathy is a stupid science" and medicines such as remdesivir, faviflu, and other drugs approved by the Drugs Controller General of India have failed to treat COVID-19 patients."
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) sent a legal notice to Baba Ramdev on Saturday over his alleged statements against allopathy.
It also said that the Union health ministry should take action against Ramdev for his making "unlearned" statements and for defaming scientific medicine.