Patanjali recently launched a Corona kit with the medicines, “Coronil and Swasari”, with Baba Ramdev claiming 100 per cent favourable results during the trials.
The Ministry of Ayush asked Patanjali for details of the composition of the medicines, the results of its research, the hospitals where the research was conducted, whether the company had a clearance from the Institutional Ethics Committee and whether it had registered for the clinical trials.
“As per Patanjali’s application, we issued them license. They didn’t mention coronavirus, we only approved license for immunity booster, cough and fever. We’ll issue them a notice asking how they got permission to make the kit (for COVID-19),” YS Rawat, Licence Officer at the Uttarakhand Ayurveda Department, was quoted as telling news agency ANI.
On ‘Coronil’ controversy, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has said the state will not allow sale of spurious medicines.
The Maharashtra Home Minister said the National Institute of Medical Sciences, Jaipur will find out whether clinical trials of Patanjali Ayurveda’s ‘Coronil’ were done at all.
Many complaints have been filed regarding Patanjali’s claim over ‘Coronil’ to cure COVID-19.
The medicine has run into serious trouble in Rajasthan as the state health department has called the trials ‘illegal’ and served a notice to Jaipur’s NIMS Hospital which reportedly collaborated in this.
“A notice has been issued to yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved asking how it got permission to make the Ayurvedic formulation for treating COVID-19,” said YS Rawat Licence Officer, Uttarakhand Ayurved Department on Wednesday.
A complaint has been filed before a court in Muzaffarpur, Bihar against Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna by Tamanna Hashmi, who claims to be a social worker in connection with Patanjali’s purported cure for COVID-19, Coronil.