The Delhi High Court will hear seven doctors associations on Monday plead guilty to yoga teacher Ramdev on the grounds that he spread misinformation through anti-allopathic statements during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.
The matter will be heard by Judge C Hari Shankar, who previously asked the association’s lawyers to record videos related to the alleged misinformation. The associations in the courtroom are the three Resident Doctors’ Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Rishikesh, Patna and Bhubaneswar, Association of Resident Doctors, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, Union of Resident Doctors of Punjab (URDP); Resident Doctors’ Association, Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut and Telangana Junior Doctors’ Association, Hyderabad. They claimed that Ramdev misled and misrepresented allopathic therapy to the general public that caused the death of several people infected with COVID19, and suggested that allopathic doctors are causing the death of patients.
In their request, these associations proposed that the yoga teacher Ramdev not only spread suspicions in the public mind about the safety and effectiveness of allopathic therapy, but also the safety and effectiveness of the COVID19 vaccine. As a very influential person, it is believed that Ramdev’s comments can affect hundreds of thousands of people and keep them away from allopathic therapy, even if the government stipulates it as a standard form of care, by submitting an application. The association alleged in its allegation that the disinformation drive was nothing more than an advertising and marketing policy to promote the sale of products sold by Ramdev, including Coronil, which claimed to be an alternative therapy for COVID19.
Since the third wave of COVID19 may break out in August, Ramdev’s ongoing disinformation campaign must be stopped, the association pleaded. The court issued a subpoena to Ramdev on June 3, requesting the Delhi Medical Association to submit an application regarding his alleged allopathic drug declaration and claim against the Coronil of Patanjali kit. The court refused to restrain Ramdev, saying the allopathic industry was not that fragile. However, he verbally asked Ramdev’s lawyer to tell him not to make any provocative comments.
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