Sale of Baba Ramdev’s controversial anti-COVID medicine manufactured by Patanjali Ayurveda will not be allowed in Maharashtra, said Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
The statement from Deshmukh came a day after the Indian Medical Association (IMA) questioned the trials of Coronil, while the World Health Organisation (WHO) refuted Patanajali Ayurveda’s claims.
He said that doubts have been raised on the ‘clinical trials’ of Coronil and also regarding false claims on its efficacy for COVID-19 treatment.
“Sale of Coronil without proper certification from competent health organisations like WHO, IMA and others will not be permitted in Maharashtra,” the minister said.
In June 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Patanjali Ayurveda had launched what it claimed to be India’s first Ayurvedic medicines ‘Coronil’ and ‘Swasari’ to treat coronavirus.
The company followed it up with the launch of Coronil and a scientific research paper in the presence of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on 19 February.