Chandigarh, June 1
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) observed a black day on June 1 given the inaction by the government against self-styled health care expert Ramdev despite his various “derogatory, provocative and ill-intentioned statements”.
PCMS Doctors across the state wore black badges while on duty. State President Dr Gagandeep Singh, and other office-bearers, in a joint statement, said that this series of irresponsible statements show Ramdev’s “utter lack of any respect for the law of the land”.
“The mockery of sacrifices by our fellow Covid warriors who met martyrdom fighting the pandemic is utterly unacceptable.
Deliberate acts of public harm like vaccine denialism and promotion of unscientific remedies for COVID 19 endangers the very core of the long fight our country has been collectively fighting against this pandemic,” said the statement.
The PCMSA warned the government that inaction against such people not only demoralises front line warriors but also misguides the general public towards pseudoscience and superstitions.
“There seems a covert attempt to cover up the erratic supply and shortage of covid vaccine and failure to timely vaccinate the target population,” said the statement.