A legal notice is served by Indian Bar Association (IBA) upon Dr. Soumya
Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist at the World Health Organisation (WHO) on
May 25, 2021 for her act of spreading disinformation and misguiding the people
of India, in order to fulfil her agenda.
The notice is based on the research and clinical trials carried out by ‘Front Line
COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance’ (FLCCC) and the British Ivermectin
Recommendation Development (BIRD) Panel, who have presented enormous data
that strengthen the case for recommendation of Ivermectin in prevention and
treatment of COVID-19.
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has ignored these studies/reports and has deliberately
suppressed the data regarding effectiveness of the drug Ivermectin, with an intent
to dissuade the people of India from using Ivermectin.
However, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and All India Institute
of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi have refused to accept her stand and have
retained the recommendation for Ivermectin under ‘May Do’ category, for patients
with mild symptoms and those in home isolation, as stated in ‘The National
Guidelines for COVID-19 management’ last updated on May 17, 2021.
In order to stop Dr. Soumya Swaminathan from causing further damage to the life
of citizens of this country, IBA has decided to initiate legal action against her and
as part of the process, a legal notice has been served upon her.
P.S. IBA has observed that the content of several web links to news articles/reports
included in the notice served upon Dr. Soumya Swaminathan on May 25, 2021,
which was visible before issuing the notice, has either been removed or deleted
IBA had anticipated this and therefore we have downloaded soft copies of these
news articles before issuing the legal notice. It is ludicrous on part of the forces
resorting to such cowardly acts, for they do not know that they are providing very
strong evidence of their desperate attempt at blocking information/news regarding
Adv. Nilesh C. Ojha
Indian Bar Association