The Uttarakhand Government is prepared to issue a notice to Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd. for the introduction of a medicine which they claimed to be a cure to COVID-19, despite of the fact that the company had applied a license for an immune booster against cough and fever.
“Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd had the licence only for manufacturing an immunity booster against cough and fever. There was nothing in their application related to the treatment of coronavirus,” Uttarakhand Ayurveda Department’s License Officer, Y S Rawat said.
Rawat has mentioned that a notice is being issued in the name of the company, demanding an explanation about the “Corona Kit”, it has recently launched. He added that there is no proven cure to COVID-19 yet.
According to Rawat, an application was submitted by Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd. on 10th June, 2020. A bench approved it after proper examination on 12th June, 2020. The company was permitted to manufacture a set of 2-3 drugs which were supposed to act as immunity boosters against cough and fever. Coronavirus had no mention in that application.
Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd. launched a product on Monday (22nd June, 2020), which according to them, is the first Ayurvedic Medicine against COVID-19. Yoga Guru Ramdev claimed that a set of 3 products namely Coronil tablets, Swasari Vati and Anu Taila, could collectively cure 100% of the COVID-19 patients during clinical trials.
However, the AYUSH ministry demanded details from Patanjali and ordered them to stop advertising under the provisions of Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 and Rules thereunder and the directives issued by the Central Government in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Rawat added that it was illegal to claim that the product is a cure to COVID-19 without prior permission.