The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of Coronil, which was released by Patanjali claiming to be a drug for Covid. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has said that the sale of Coron will not be allowed in the state unless the documents prove to be useful.
The minister said the decision came as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has come out against Coronil. The minister said the sale of Coronil would be allowed in the state only after the presentation of certificates from the World Health Organization or the IMA that its use against Covid 19 is effective.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has come out with a response to the fake news that Coronil released by Patanjali, has been approved by the World Health Organization.
A press release issued by the IMA asked how the Union Health Minister was able to promote such drugs which have no scientific basis. NDTV reported this.
‘As the country’s health minister, how was it possible to present such false propaganda to the people? How did you manage to promote a counterfeit product? How could you, as a doctor, promote such unscientific propaganda? ‘, The IMA asked in a news release.
On February 19, Patanjali’s founder Ramdev claimed that the drug released by Patanjali was effective. Ramdev had also released some documents claiming that there was scientific evidence that the drug was effective.
The documents claiming to be evidence were released at a function attended by Union Health Minister Harsha Vardhan. Ramdev claimed that he was cured by consuming the coronil released by Patanjali claiming to be a medicine for Covid.
There was also some propaganda that coronil was approved by the World Health Organization.
But the fact-checking site Alt News found that reports that the Coronil released by Patanjali had WHO approval were false.
News 18, Asianet News Hindi, News Nation and TV9 reported that Coronil had been approved by the World Health Organization.
In an ‘exclusive’ interview with News Nation Patanjali founder Ramdev claimed that Coronil had been approved by the World Health Organization to be effective in preventing Covid.
The News 18 anchor also congratulated Ramdev for getting the World Health Organization certificate. Asianet News reports that Coronil is now ‘WHO-certified’.
Ramdev claimed that a team from the World Health Organization had visited his company and had given Coronil a license that it deemed eligible for sale in more than 150 countries.
However, Patanjali Ayurveda Managing Director Bal Krishna said that Coronil was awarded the Goods Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Compliance Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (CPP) by the Drug Controller of India following widespread reports of WHO approval.