Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of centralised COVID-19 vaccination drive for all adults and administering Covid vaccines free of cost at government hospitals for adults from June 21, Yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday urged everybody to get vaccinated and stated that he too will take the jab soon.
The yoga guru stated that there was no doubt that allopathy is better in terms of emergency cases and surgeries but maintained that Ayurveda treats incurable diseases.
The yoga guru, who is the founder of Patanjali, stirred controversy last month saying he does not need to get vaccinated against Covid since he is protected by yoga and Ayurveda. He has also questioned the efficacy of Covid vaccines. Ramdev attracted eyeballs over his remarks demeaning allopathic medicine and doctors with respect to the Covid-19 crisis.
Ramdev had been in the eye of the storm ever since several recent videos of him questioning modern medicine and vaccines in the context of COVID-19 surfaced.
He had also claimed that over 10,000 doctors had died after taking both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and even went on to call modern medicine ‘stupid science’.
The IMA which did not take the comments by Ramdev launched a strong protest with the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Varshan and even asked him to either accept what the Yoga guru said or take action against him.