“If he spent a few days or even a few hours in intensive care, he would learn to respect modern medicine!” These words belong to one of the health workers who are at the forefront of India’s coronavirus nightmare. The reaction is to Baba Ramdev, the country’s most famous yoga guru.
Doctors in India have reacted to yoga guru Baba Ramdev for his controversial statements about modern medicine and Kovid-19 patients.
According to the BBC report, Baba Ramdev, yoga guru in India, mocked patients connected to the oxygen tube, saying tens of thousands of people have died from the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) despite modern medicine.
Ramdev withdrew his statement following criticism of the Minister of Health against him, but continued his criticism of modern medicine on the grounds that certain diseases are still not available.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) also criticized Ramdev for his “callous” words amid the Kovid-19 outbreak.
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Doctors said the guru, who had millions of followers, said the statements were “irresponsible and depressing.”
Modern medicine, also known as alopathy, is the basis of the Indian healthcare system, while alternative therapies such as ayurveda and homeopathy remain popular in the country. Many gurus like Ramdev sell drugs and herbal products as alternatives to modern medicine.
Video of Baba Ramdev’s teasing of patients on oxygen therapy went viral earlier this month.
Ramdev’s words sparked a strong reaction from doctors and relatives of Kovid-19 patients, and the guru was asked to apologize.
Another video emerged in which the yoga guru blamed medics for Kovid-19’s death two weeks ago.
Some doctors reacted violently to the guru on Twitter, demanding his arrest.
A FIRST IN INDIA AFTER 40 DAYS
In India, one of the countries most affected by the new type of coronavirus epidemic (Kovid-19), the daily number of cases has fallen below 200,000 for the first time since April 14.
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According to the statement from the Ministry of Health, 196,000,427 cases have been detected in the last 24 hours, 3,000,511 people have died from the virus.
The daily number of cases fell below 200,000 for the first time after 40 days. The number of cases rose to over 100,000 on April 4, 200,000 on April 15, 300,000 on April 21 and 400,000 on April 30.
The total number of cases in India rose to 26 million 948,000,874 and the total number of deaths to 307,000,231. While the number of those who recovered rose to 24 million 54,000,861, the treatment of 2 million 586,000,782 patients are still continuing.
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Experts warn that the actual number of cases and deaths may be much higher than expected.
India is still the country with the highest number of cases and deaths recorded daily.
In the meantime, it has been reported that around 198 million 538 thousand 999 doses of the vaccine have been administered as part of the vaccination campaign which began in the country on January 16. In the country, whose population is approaching 1.4 billion, vaccination has not yet reached the level to stop the epidemic.
India is “the second country with the most cases in the world and the third country with the most deaths”.