Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that the way yoga guru Ramdev withdrew his statements against allopathic medicine and halted the controversy over the issue is laudable and shows his maturity.
Taking to Twitter, Mr Vardhan tweeted in Hindi: “The way yoga guru Ramdev withdrew his statements against allopathic medicine and halted the controversy over the issue is laudable and shows his maturity. We have to show the world how the people of India have faced COVID-19. Of course, our victory is certain!”
बाबा @yogrishiramdev जी ने एलोपैथिक चिकित्सा पर अपना बयान वापस लेकर जिस तरह पूरे मामले को विराम दिया है, वह
स्वागतयोग्य व उनकी परिपक्वता का परिचायक है।
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) May 23, 2021
Ramdev withdrew his statements on allopathic medicine after receiving a strongly-worded letter from Mr Vardhan, who called his remarks “inappropriate”.
“We do not oppose modern medical science and allopathy. We believe that allopathy has shown immense progress in surgery and the lifesaving system and served humanity. My statement has been quoted as part of a WhatsApp message that I was reading during a meeting of volunteers. I am sorry if it has hurt anyone’s sentiment,” wrote Ramdev in his letter to the minister in Hindi.
माननीय श्री @drharshvardhan जी आपका पत्र प्राप्त हुआ,
उसके संदर्भ में चिकित्सा पद्दतियों के संघर्ष के इस पूरे विवाद को खेदपूर्वक विराम देते हुए मैं अपना वक्तव्य वापिस लेता हूँ और यह पत्र आपको संप्रेषित कर रहा हूं- pic.twitter.com/jEAr59VtEe
— स्वामी रामदेव (@yogrishiramdev) May 23, 2021
On Saturday the Indian Medical Association sent a legal notoce to the yoga guru Baba Ramdev over his alleged statements against allopathy and “defaming” scientific medicine. However, the Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust has denied allegations by the medical body that Ramdev has misled people by making “unlearned” statements against allopathy and defamed scientific medicine.