New Delhi:23/6/20: Ministry of AYUSH has asked Patanjali Ayurved Ltd to stop advertising Coronil, the antidote for treatment for COVID-19.
The Ministry said it has taken cognizance of the news being recently flashed in the media about Ayurvedic medicines developed for treatment of coronavirus by Patanjali at Haridwar (Uttrakhand). It said the details of the medicine are not known to the Ministry.
The AYUSH Ministry had also issued a Gazette Notification No. L.11011/8/2020/AS dated 21st April, stating the requirements and the manner the research studies on COVID-19 with Ayush interventions/medicines should be undertaken.
Patanjali Ayurved Ltd has been asked to provide at the earliest details of the name and composition of the medicines being claimed for COVID treatment. The ministry said it must be made aware of the facts of the aforesaid news and verify the claims.
It said it must know the hospitals where the research study was conducted for coronavirus protocol, sample size, Institutional Ethics Committee clearance, CTRI registration and results data of the study (ies) and stop advertising/publicizing such claims till the issue is duly examined.
The Ministry has also requested concerned State Licensing Authority of Uttrakhand Government to provide copies of license and product approval details of the Ayurvedic medicines being claimed for the treatment of COVID -19.