Adv. Dipali Ojha
A THUMPING VICTORY FOR INDIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (IBA) AS DR. SOUMYA SWAMINATHAN WENT ON THE BACK FOOT AND DELETED HER CONTROVERSIAL TWEET AFTER IBA SERVED A LEGAL NOTICE UPON HER FOR HER DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN AGAINST IVERMECTIN
- The recent Judgment of Bombay High Court is a tight slap on World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Opposing Party in Goa
- The High Court of Bombay at Goa has refused to stop the use of Ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19 patients
- The Bombay High Court has upheld the stand of Goa Government, who submitted that the WHO Advisory against the use of Ivermectin for COVID19 is flawed
- The sponsored agenda to prevent the use of Ivermectin and to put the life of citizens in danger was stopped in its tracks, due to firm stand taken by Goa Government and the Bombay High Court.
“3….In addition, some of the petitioners have flagged the issue of the approval by the State of Goa of Ivermectin for its therapeutic or prophylactic uses. It is submitted that this particular medicine does not have the approval of either our DCGI or international regulatory authorities. It is submitted that in fact WHO has issued an advisory against the use of Ivermectin for Covid related treatment.”
The main Respondent i.e. State Government of Goa, in their reply, pointed out to the Court that the advisory of WHO against Ivermectin is not reliable and is flawed.
In the meantime, Indian Bar Association has issued legal notice on May 25, 2021 to Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist at the WHO, for her tweet against the use of Ivermectin.
In the said notice, the Indian Bar Association has exposed the malafides of Dr. Soumya Swaminathan for suppressing the authentic data of Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) and the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development Panel(BIRD).
The Indian Bar Association has warned action under section 302 etc. of the Indian Penal Code against Dr. Soumya Swaminathan& others, for murder of each person dying due to obstruction in treatment of COVID-19 patient effectively by Ivermectin. Punishment under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code is death penalty or life imprisonment.
After receiving the said notice, Dr. Soumya Swaminathanwent on the back foot and deleted her tweet.
This has proved the hollowness of the WHO’s recommendation against Ivermectin for COVID-19.
The dishonesty of WHO and the act of Dr. Soumya Swaminathandeleting her contentious tweet was witnessed by netizens across the world, as the news got a wide coverage on social media. By deleting the tweet, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has proved her malafide intentions.
The action of IBA serving a legal notice upon Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, has garnered immense appreciation and widespread support from several netizens including doctors, activists, journalists, political leaders and media groups.
Moreover, the judgment of Bombay High Court at Goa dated May 28, 2021 proved to be icing on the cake for Ivermectin. While the matter came up for hearing before the Bombay High Court at Goa, the Court refused to accept the advisory of WHO. The Court has upheld the Guidelines of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Ivermectin has been allowed for treatment of COVID-19..
The judgment dated May 28, 2021 reads thus;
“13. As regards the use of Ivermectin, the issue raised by the petitioner in Writ Petition No.1216 of 2021 concerns mainly its prophylactic use. As for its therapeutic use, it is nobody’s case that the medicine has not been included by ICMR for Covid-19 treatment protocol. Though the expert committee of the State, in its decision dated 13/05/2021, has recommended even prophylactic use of Ivermectin, from the affidavit filed by the State its the Additional Secretary (Health) what emerges is that the State has, for the present, decided that the medicine, i.e. Ivermectin, would be given to all suspected and symptomatic patients and provided in the kit to be supplied to positive patients in home isolation. It does not appear that as of now the State has been promoting prophylactic use of these medicines. In case however the State does so in future, it will be open for the petitioners to raise appropriate objections and the matter in that case will be dealt with by this Court in its further orders to be passed in Writ Petition No. 1216 of 2021.”
The Health Minister of Goa has expressed their gratitude to the High Court by posting the following message on Facebook on May 28, 2021:
“We are grateful to the Hon’ble High Court for accepting Govt. of Goa’s decision to use Ivermectin for treating Covid-19.This is a crucial step taken by the Govt. of Goa on advice of our expert team of doctors with an aim to help us in reducing the infectivity rate and control surge of Covid-19 cases. Our team is working hard to ensure we are efficiently able to battle the pandemic.”
All those who were opposing the use of Ivermectin on the basis of Dr. Soumya Swaminathan’s tweet have fallen flat on their face after she deleted her tweet.
However, deleting the tweet will not save Dr. Soumya Swaminathan and her associates from the criminal prosecution which is to be launched by the citizens with active support from the Indian Bar Association.