Rajasthan Will Punish Anyone Selling Patanjali’s Coronil; Maharashtra Bans This Ayurvedic Cure For Covid-19
Patanjali’s recently launched ‘cure’ for Coronavirus: Cornonil is under fire from various state governments, over false claims and misleading advertisements.
Govt of India’s Ayush Ministry has already ordered Patanjali not to advertise this medicine.
What is the future of Ayurvedic based remedy of Covid-19 created by Patanjali and Baba Ramdev?
Rajasthan: We Will Punish Anyone Selling Coronil
Rajasthan Health Minister has minced no words, when he said that anyone found selling Baba Ramdev’s Coronil medicine in their state will be punished.
In a statement, Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma said, “If anyone is found selling any drug for curing Covid-19, strict action will be taken against the seller as per the law,”
As per the Health Minister, Patanjali didn’t take permission for human trials of this medicine, and there is no evidence that it actually worked.
The Minister cited a critical gazette notification by the Centre under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and 1945 as on June 21, 2020, wherein it was clearly mentioned that without Ayush Ministry’s approval, no Ayurvedic medicine can be sold anywhere in India.
And Ayush Ministry hasn’t yet approved this medicine called Coronil.
The Minister from Rajasthan said, “How could clinical trials be conducted on them when it was not clear whether they were infected with the coronavirus?”
Maharashtra: Coronil Is Banned
Meanwhile Maharashtra has totally banned Coronil medicine by Patanjali in their state.
State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said, “The National Institute of Medical Sciences, Jaipur, will find out whether clinical trials of Patanjali Ayurved’s ‘coronil’ were done at all … An abundant warning to Ramdev that Maharashtra won’t allow sale of spurious medicines,”
He said that the medicine sold by Patanjali has no valid evidence of clinical trials, sample size details, registration with authorities and Govt of India’s Ayush Ministry has already banned the advertisement of this medicine.
Earlier, we had reported that Uttrakhand Govt can cancel the license of Patanjali, if they fail to provide any evidence regarding successful clinical trial of their medicine.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.