In pics: Doctors observe 'Black Day' against yoga guru Ramdev's allopathy remarks

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 06:45 PM IST
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Members of Federation of Resident Doctor's Association hold placards as they observe Black Day during a protest condemning the derogatory & disgraceful statements by Baba Ramdev, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday | ANI

Upset over yoga guru Ramdev's remarks on allopathy, resident doctors at several hospitals in national capital Delhi launched a protest as part of a nationwide stir on Tuesday (June 1) and sought an unconditional public apology or action under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

Banded under the Federation of Resident Doctors Associations (FORDA), which had called for the protest on May 29 and stressed that healthcare services would not be hampered, the doctors wore black armbands, ribbons and held up placards.

The RDAs who joined the stir are from AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital, Hindu Rao Hospital, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, B R Ambedkar Hospital and more will join later in the day.

"Many doctors are wearing black armbands or black ribbons to symbolise the protest," a FORDA official said, adding, "Doctors in other cities are also joining the stir." While some doctors held up placards bearing protest messages, others wearing PPE kits had "Black Day Protest" scribbled on the back of the medical gear.

Here's a look at the doctors who held a nation wide protest against Ramdev Baba's defamatory remark against allopathy medicines and methods:

Doctors of AIIMS hold placards as they observe Black Day during a protest condemning the derogatory & disgraceful statements by Baba Ramdev, at AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi

Doctors of AIIMS hold placards as they observe Black Day during a protest condemning the derogatory & disgraceful statements by Baba Ramdev, at AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi | -

 Members of Federation of Resident Doctor's Association hold placards as they observe Black Day during a protest condemning the derogatory & disgraceful statements by Baba Ramdev, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday

Members of Federation of Resident Doctor's Association hold placards as they observe Black Day during a protest condemning the derogatory & disgraceful statements by Baba Ramdev, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday | ANI

Members of Federation of Resident Doctor's Association hold placards as they observe Black Day during a protest condemning the derogatory & disgraceful statements by Baba Ramdev, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday

Members of Federation of Resident Doctor's Association hold placards as they observe Black Day during a protest condemning the derogatory & disgraceful statements by Baba Ramdev, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday | ANI

AIIMS resident doctors hold placards as they observe Black Day during a protest against Yog Guru Ramdevs remarks on Allopathy, in New Delhi

AIIMS resident doctors hold placards as they observe Black Day during a protest against Yog Guru Ramdevs remarks on Allopathy, in New Delhi | ANI

An AIIMS resident doctor holds a placard as they observe Black Day during a protest against Yog Guru Ramdevs remarks on Allopathy, in New Delhi

An AIIMS resident doctor holds a placard as they observe Black Day during a protest against Yog Guru Ramdevs remarks on Allopathy, in New Delhi | ANI

A doctor shows a placard during Black Day Protest by Federation of resident doctors associations (FORDA) and Resident doctors Association (RDA) Safdarjung Hospital, against Baba Ramdev for his comments on allopathy, in New Delhi,

A doctor shows a placard during Black Day Protest by Federation of resident doctors associations (FORDA) and Resident doctors Association (RDA) Safdarjung Hospital, against Baba Ramdev for his comments on allopathy, in New Delhi, | PTI

AIIMS resident doctors stage a protest against Swami Ramdev over his remarks on allopathy science, outside AIIMS hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday

AIIMS resident doctors stage a protest against Swami Ramdev over his remarks on allopathy science, outside AIIMS hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday | ANI

Surat doctors protest wearing black ribbon over the remarks of Baba Ramdev on Allopathy, in Surat

Surat doctors protest wearing black ribbon over the remarks of Baba Ramdev on Allopathy, in Surat | ANI

The FORDA has also alleged that Ramdev's remarks have added to the "vaccine hesitancy" among people.

In a statement, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) RDA said, such "slanderous remarks" by Ramdev will "incite violence against the healthcare services personnel and would lead to a total failure of public health systems."

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