IMA 'shocked' over Patanjali’s Coronil claim, asks health minister to clarify
* Being Health Minister of the country, how justified is it to release such falsely fabricated unscientific product, the IMA statement said
* The IMA statement further said: Can you clarify the time frame, time line for the so-called clinical trial of this said anti-corona product
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday said that it shocked over Patanjali Ayurveda's "blatant lie of WHO certification" for Coronil tablet, which the company claims is an evidence-based medicine to fight COVID-19. And it also demanded clarification from the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan regarding the medicine, saying, "Being Health Minister of the country, how justified is it to release such falsely fabricated unscientific product..."
The reactions from the IMA came after World Health Organisation clarified that it has not reviewed or certified the effectiveness of any traditional medicine for the treatment of COVID-19.
Patanjali Ayurved launched ayurveda-based Coronil on June 23 last year and last week the company released a statement that said: "Coronil has received the Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (CoPP) from the Ayush section of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation as per the WHO certification scheme."
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PTI/ Livemint.com, 22 February, 2021, https://www.livemint.com/news/india/ima-shocked-over-patanjali-s-coronil-claim-asks-health-minister-to-clarify-11613987471057.html