Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

Doctors mark ‘black day’ against Ramdev


Resident doctors across Delhi and several other cities on Tuesday sported black ribbons and started a protest against yoga guru Ramdev for his recent comments on allopathy. Terming June 1 as ‘black day’, the doctors demanded that Ramdev be arrested as his statements were triggering vaccine hesitancy in the middle of a pandemic. The protest didn’t hamper the services at the hospitals. The protest was called by the Federation Of Resident Doctors’ Associatio­ns – an umbrella organisati­on – that has over 20,000 members across government hospitals in Delhi. The Indian Medical Associatio­n (IMA) and the IMA-Junior Doctor’s Network also joined the protest. “We would like to say that the protest is not against ayurveda, but against Baba Ramdev and his statements about allopathic doctors,” said Dr Manish Kumar, president of the resident doctors’ associatio­n of Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung hospital.

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