"IMA to withdraw complaint against Ramdev if…"

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IMA logo (left) and Baba Ramdev (Right) (Image: Screengrab from a video tweeted by @yogrishiramdev)
IMA logo (left) and Baba Ramdev (Right) (Image: Screengrab from a video tweeted by @yogrishiramdev)

New Delhi : The Indian Medical Association on Friday said that they may consider withdrawing complaint against Baba Ramdev if he takes his statement back on allopathic medicines and coronavirus vaccine.

The IMA national chief Dr JA Jayalal said that by targeting the modern vaccines and treatment strategies during pandemic, Yogaguru Ramdev was actually targeting the Central government.

"We have nothing against yoga guru Baba Ramdev. His statements are against vaccination for COVID-19. We think his statements could confuse people, may divert them. This is our big concern as he has many followers," Dr Jayalal told the PTI news agency.

"If the yoga guru came forward to withdraw such remarks in its entirety, the IMA will consider taking back complaints against him in police stations and also a defamation notice sent to him," Dr Jayalal added.

The IMA has sent a defamation notice to baba Ramdev for his alleged remarks on allopathic medicines. The notice has demanded his apology within 15 days, failing to do that the company will proceed appropriate actions towards Rs 1000 crore compensation.

Several other complaints have also been filed against him in Delhi.

Earlier on Sunday, Ramdev was forced to withdraw a statement questioning some of the drugs used to treat coronavirus and alleged "lakhs have died from taking allopathic medicines for COVID-19. 

Following the row, Ramdev had also said that 'no one has the courage to arrest him'.