IMA questions Health Minister over Patanjali s Coronil News Today

  • | Tuesday | 23rd February, 2021

Chennai: The IMA expressed shock over the 'blatant lie of WHO certification' for Patanjali's Coronil tablet which the company claims is an evidence-based medicine to fight Covid-19 and demanded an explanation from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in whose presence the medicine was launched. This comes in the wake of global health body WHO clarifying that it has not reviewed or certified the effectiveness of any traditional medicine for the treatment of Covid-19. Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved had on 19 February said the Coronil tablet had received certification from the Ayush Ministry as a medicine supporting Covid-19 treatment as per the World Health Organisation's certification scheme. Haridwar-based Patanjali Ayurved had also released what it claimed was research work supporting Coronil's efficacy in Covid-19 treatment. However WHO South-East Asia in a tweet said: “@WHO has not reviewed or certified the effectiveness of any traditional medicine for the treatment #COVID19.”

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