Chandigarh, June 1
In protest against government’s inaction against yoga guru Ramdev, doctors led by Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) today observed black day across the state.
Recently, Ramdev had allegedly given derogatory and provocative statements against the medical fraternity. PCMSA president Dr Gagandeep Singh said a series of irresponsible statements showed Ramdev’s lack of respect for the law of the land. “The mockery of sacrifices of our fellow Covid warriors who died fighting the pandemic is unacceptable,” he said.
Deliberate acts of public harm like vaccine denialism and promotion of unscientific remedies for Covid-19 endanger the core of the long fight against the pandemic, the PCMSA said.
It warned the government that inaction against such people not only demoralises frontline warriors, but also pushes the public towards pseudoscience and superstitions. “There seems to be a covert attempt to coverup the erratic supply and shortage of Covid vaccine and the failure to timely vaccinate the target population,” said Dr Gagandeep Shergill, senior vice-president of the association. — TNS