He also claimed the deaths caused by the Covid19 pandemic showed that allopathy was not quite effective.
Baba Ramdev’s continuous attack on allopathy comes at a time when he is involved in a heated tussle with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) over his recent remarks on the method of treatment of COVID19 patients.
“For decades, I have been practising yoga and Ayurveda. So, I didn’t feel the need to get vaccinated. Over 100 crore people of India as well as in foreign countries have access to these ancient therapies. In the times to come, Ayurveda will be globally accepted,” a media report quoted Ramdev as saying.
He also claimed that a concerted campaign has been launched in India and other parts of the world to discredit the ancient Indian system in favour of allopathy.
Ramdev recently sparked major outrage after a video of him surfaced in which he was purportedly calling allopathy a “stupid science”.
He later took back his comments following strong objections by IMA and Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.
The Uttarakhand chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) has served a defamation notice on the yoga guru for his remarks against allopathy and allopathic doctors.
In the notice, the yoga guru’s remarks have been termed as a ‘criminal act’ under section 499 of the Indian Penal Code.
The notice demanding a written apology from the yoga guru said if he fails to seek apology within 15 days of its receipt, a compensation of Rs 1,000 crore will be demanded from him at the rate of Rs 50 lakh per member of IMA.
The notice asked Baba Ramdev to make a video clip contradicting all his “false and defamatory allegations” and circulate it on all the social media platforms where he had uploaded his earlier video clip levelling the allegations.
The notice has termed the advertisement on his firm’s product “Coronil kit” as “misleading” and asked the yoga guru to withdraw it from all platforms, failing which an FIR and a criminal case will be lodged against him by the IMA.