The sale of Coronil tablets of Patanjali won’t be allowed in Maharashtra without “proper certification”, state house minister Anil Deshmukh mentioned on Tuesday.
IMAGE: Yoga guru Ramdev, Union ministers Harsh Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari launch Coronil for COVID-19 therapy on February 19. Photograph: @Ach_Balkrishna/Twitter
The assertion got here a day after the Indian Medical Association expressed shock over the “blatant lie of WHO certification” for Coronil tablets which Patanjali claims is an evidence-based drugs to struggle COVID-19.
While the IMA additionally demanded a proof from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in whose presence the medication was launched, the World Health Organization clarified that it had not reviewed or licensed the effectiveness of any conventional drugs for the therapy of COVID-19.
Without naming anybody, Deshmukh mentioned on Twitter that it was “highly deplorable” that two senior Union ministers endorsed the drug.
“The #IMA has questioned the said ‘clinical trials’ of #Coronil & WHO refuted the false claims made by #Patanjali Ayurveda for giving any certificate regarding its effectiveness for #Covid19 treatment,” Deshmukh mentioned.
“…selling of #Coronil without proper certification from competent health organizations like #WHO, #IMA and others will not be allowed in Maharashtra,” the minister mentioned.
Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved had on February 19 mentioned the Coronil pill had acquired certification from the Ayush Ministry as a medication supporting COVID-19 therapy as per the WHO’s certification scheme.
However, Patanjali’s managing director Acharya Balkrishna later mentioned “We want to clarify to avoid confusion that our WHO GMP compliant COPP certificate to Coronil is issued by DCGI, Government of India” and “WHO do not approve or disapprove any drugs”.