Mumbai: Uttarakhand Ayurved Department issued a notice to yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved asking how it got permission to make the Ayurvedic formulation for treating COVID-19.
Speaking to ANI, Rawat said that the Ayurveda department has only issued licenses to Patanjali for immune boosters, cough and fever.
“As per Patanjali’s application on June 10, we issued them a license on June 12. But they did not mention the coronovirus. We only approved the license for immunity boosters, cough and fever. We have issued them a notice asking how they got permission to make the medicines claiming it to be Ayurvedic cure for treating COVID-19,” said YS Rawat Licence Officer.
“The Permission is required to be taken and under the third DMRI 1954, it is not legal to make such a claim,” he added.
Meanwhile, MoS Shripad Naik for the Union Ministry of AYUSH said on Wednesday that his ministry would clear its stance on pharmaceutical giant Patanjali’s newly launched Ayurvedic medicines ‘Coronil and Svasari’.
The Ministry of AYUSH on Tuesday said that it has taken cognizance of the media reports about the Ayurvedic medicines developed by Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, Haridwar and said the company has been asked to “stop advertising/publicising such claims till the issue is duly examined”.
(With ANI Inputs)