Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday said he will soon get a Covid vaccine jab and described doctors as “God’s envoys on earth”.
The Patanjali founder had earlier said that he does not need a Covid vaccine and will be protected because of his mastery over yoga.
Ramdev had stirred a controversy with comments on the efficacy of allopathic drugs against COVID-19.
Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement about free vaccine to all from June 21, Ramdev described it as a “historic” step.
“Get both doses of the vaccine and the double protection of yoga and ayurveda. They will combine to give you such a robust shield of protection that not a single person will die from Covid,” he was quoted as saying in a PTI report.
Asked when he will get the vaccine shot, the yoga guru said, “Very soon.”
Ramdev also heaped praise on good allopathic doctors, “I am not against any organisation. Good doctors are a real boon. They are God’s envoys on earth. But individual doctors can do wrong things”.