Maharashtra minister warns Ramdev on Coronil, says state will not allow sale of spurious medicines

Maharashtra minister warns Ramdev on Coronil, says state will not allow sale of spurious medicines

Amid the ongoing controversy over Ramdev's company Patanjali Ayurveda introducing "cure" for coronavirus infection, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has warned the yoga guru, saying the state will not allow the sale of spurious medicines.

“An abundant warning to @yogrishiramdev that Maharashtra won't allow sale of spurious medicines,” Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh wrote on Twitter.

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.

The Home Minister of Maharashtra had on Wednesday welcomed the move of the Ayush Ministry to ban the advertisement of Coronil. “Claims of a cure for Corona without sharing clinical trials, sample size details, registration with authorities can't be acceptable. It’s great that @moayush banned such advt. There can be no compromise with public health & well-being at all,” Anil Deshmukh tweeted.

Patanjali Ayurveda, while presenting ‘Coronil’ medicine on Tuesday had claimed that it has found a cure for coronavirus infection. Hours after the launch of Coronil, the Union Ayush Ministry had asked the firm to provide the details, telling it to stop advertising it till the issue is examined.

Patanjali Ayurved Ltd was asked to provide details of the name and composition of the medicines being claimed for coronavirus infection treatment, information on sites or hospitals where the research study was conducted and the protocols followed, besides details of the Institutional Ethics Committee clearance and CTRI registration among others.

According to an official directive issued earlier, false claims and publicising approval of research study or product manufacturing about Covid-19 control, writing Covid-19 related claims and name of the ministry of Ayush on the labels and containers tantamount to contravention of legal provisions.