The Lancet, one of the most premier international medical journal has published today the most critical question to solve the ongoing COVID-19 rampage and human catastrophe that must be answered by the present medical and political leaders of India – Can India’s COVID-19 emergency be fixed without politics?”. The “correspondence” published in the latest issue of the Lancet dated 26th June, 2021 was authored by USA-based HIV/AIDS specialist and founding-president of PBT, Dr. Kunal Saha. PBT and Dr. Saha have been fighting relentlessly against the botched planning to control the COVID-19 pandemic by Indian authorities including Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) from the very begging of the pandemic. A PIL against the mindless use of anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), was lodged last year by PBT in the Supreme Court of India. PBT also lodged strong protest against the more recent and baseless claim (promoted also by the central health minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan) that an herbal drug, “Coronil” can prevent and cure COVID-19. This and other points have been raised in the article written by Dr. Saha in the Lancet to draw attention of the international medical community to the ongoing atrocities with the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The full Lancet article can be seen at the link: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01227-7/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email (copy also attached).
LANCET (June 25, 2021) COVID-India