Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved announced the “first evidence-based medicine for COVID-19” on Friday.
The yoga guru released a scientific research paper on “the first evidence-based medicine for COVID-19 by Patanjali.” Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari were also present at the event.
Delhi: Yog Guru Ramdev releases scientific research paper on 'the first evidence-based medicine for #COVID19 by Patanjali'.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari are also present at the event. pic.twitter.com/8Uiy0p6d8d
— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2021
1st evidence-based medicine for Covid-19 (CoPP-WHO GMP certified)
With the guidance of Pujya Swami Ji & Pujya Acharya Ji & the hard work of scientists at Patanjali Research Institute, the efforts have been successful.#Patanjalis_EvidenceBased_Medicine4Corona #PatanjaliCoronil pic.twitter.com/L4xdZTajWW
— Patanjali Ayurved (@PypAyurved) February 19, 2021
Patanjali Ayurved has claimed that the medicine is the first evidence-based medicine for COVID-19, and that it is CoPP-WHO GMP certified.
The certificate of a pharmaceutical product (CoPP) is a certificate issued in the format recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), which establishes the status of the pharmaceutical product and of the applicant for this certificate in the exporting country.
Earlier, the medicine launched as a cure for COVID-19 by Patanjali Ayurved—Coronil—had sparked controversy. The Union AYUSH Ministry had, on 1 July, said the company could sell the drug only as an immunity booster and not as a cure for COVID-19.
Ramdev had then reacted to the criticism on the efficacy of Coronil, saying some people were hurt by the rise of indigenous medicine.
The Union AYUSH Ministry Wednesday said Patanjali can sell Coronil but only as an immunity booster, days after yoga guru Ramdev’s company launched it as a medicine for COVID-19 and is now calling it a product to “manage” the disease.
Patanjali Ayurved Ltd said there is no disagreement now between it and the Union ministry, which had last week asked it not to sell the ayurvedic drug till the issue is examined.
At his press conference in Haridwar, Ramdev lashed out over the flak he received after the launch of the drug, saying some people are hurt by the “rise of Indian culture”.
“I want to tell people who want to try these medicines that there is no restriction on their sale now and they will be available in a kit everywhere in the country from today,” Ramdev said, referring to Coronil and the two other products Patanjali is promoting together.
Source: Free Press Journal