Without proper certification, the sale of Coronil tablets fails to receive permission in Maharashtra: Anil Deshmukh

Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm

State Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday has stated that without proper certification, the sale of Coronil tablets introduced by Patanjali shall not be allowed. The statement was reported immediately a day later when the Indian Medical Association (IMA) was shocked over the “blatant lie of WHO certification” for Coronil tablets that Patanjali has claimed to be an evidence–based medicine in fighting against Covid-19.

The IMA has asked for an explanation from the Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, who was present at the launch of the medicine. According to the World Health Organization, it has not yet reviewed or certified the effectiveness of any traditional medicine in treating Covid-19.

Without mentioning any name, Deshmukh tweeted that it was ‘highly deplorable’ that the two senior Union ministers approved the medicine.

The minister exclaimed, “The #IMA has questioned the said ‘clinical trials’ of #Coronil & WHO refuted the false claims made by #Patanjali Ayurveda for giving any certificate regarding its effectiveness for #Covid19 treatment….selling of #Coronil without proper certification from competent health organizations like #WHO, #IMA and others will not be allowed in Maharashtra”.

Yoga guru, Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda on February 19 has stated that according to the WHO’s certification scheme, the Coronil tablet has received a certificate from the Ayush Ministry for being a medicine to counter Covid-19.

Moreover, the managing director of Patanjali, Acharya Balkrishna has concluded, “We want to clarify to avoid confusion that our WHO GMP compliant COPP certificate to Coronil is issued by DCGI, Government of India and WHO do not approve or disapprove any drugs”.