On Tuesday, June 23, Patanjali Ayurved run by Yoga guru Ramdev launched Coronil and Swasari, an Ayurvedic medicine. The medicines are launched in order to treat the coronavirus or Covid-19 infection. The launch took place at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. However, within three days of its launch, the medicine is facing disapproval from various states. The government soon after the launch asked them to stop advertising the medicine until they were examined.
Baba Ramdev claimed during the launch that the medicine has shown a 100 percent recovery rate within 3 to 7 days.
The Ayurvedic medicine, Coronil, is made from a mixture of Ashwagandha, Tulsi, and Giloy. As stated by Ramdev baba, the COVID-19 victims who were given Coronil have shown a 100 percent recovery rate.
The joint research by Patanjali Research Institute, National Institute of Medical Science, Jaipur, has developed this medicine. Nearly 500 scientists of Patanjali worked tirelessly to find a cure for coronavirus.
It has been claimed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Patanjali, Acharya Balkrishna, that they have conducted ‘randomized placebo-controlled clinical trails’ and they will reveal the outcome of the test during the conference.
Banned By The State Governments
The sale of the ‘Coronil Medicine’ was banned by the Maharashtra government on Thursday. The outcome comes a day after a statement was released by the Uttarakhand government against the licensing of Coronil. They claimed that Patanjali had applied for a license to produce an immunity booster against cough and fever and not for treatment of COVID-19.
YS Rawat, Licence Officer at the Uttarakhand Ayurveda Department stated that, while issuing the license they didn’t mention Corona. They only approved a license for immunity booster, cough, and fever. They will issue a notice asking how they got permitted to make the COVID-19 kit.
Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh tweeted that the National Institute Of Medical Sciences, Jaipur will find out if clinical trails of Coronil were done at all.
The firm was even earlier asked by the Union Ayush Ministry, to provide details. Patanjali was instructed to stop advertising it until the issue is analyzed. They demanded details of the composition of the medicines as well as the results of their research. They even asked if the company had got approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee and whether it had registered for the clinical trials.
According to the Union Minister, Shripad Naik, though medicine is a good initiative the due process has to be followed. Minister confirmed that Patanjali sent documents related to the medicines to the ministry yesterday only.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan government has also prohibited the use of Coronil without the permission of the Ministry of AYUSH. An objection has been made against it in a Muzaffarpur court over its claim.