In a viral video yog guru Baba Ramdev was found mocking patients for trying to find oxygen.
He said, "God has given us free oxygen, why don't we breathe that? How can there be a shortage when God has filled the atmosphere with oxygen? Fools are looking for oxygen cylinders. Just breathe the free oxygen. Why are you complaining about shortage of oxygen and beds and crematoriums?"
Later after two weeks, in a video he was found criticising allopathy and blaming COVID deaths on doctors.
He had to withdraw his statement after the health minister criticised him.
Health minister Harsh Vardhan said, "We should not forget that this battle can only be won through united efforts. In this war, our doctors, nurses and other health workers are risking their lives to save people's lives. Their dedication towards serving mankind in this crisis is unparalleled and exemplary."
He also said that these statements create doubts in people’s minds. This is the time when we need to trust in medicines and vaccines amid the pandemic surge.