Coronil controversy the latest to embroil Patanjali

Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on July 02, 2020 Published on July 02, 2020

Yoga guru Ramdev   -  PTI

While Patanjali’s ‘Corona Kit’ has come under the scanner, this is not the first time the company has claimed it has a “cure” for a disease.

According to a report by the Mint newspaper, the company sells “cures" for other diseases on its website, without any clinical evidence being made available in the public domain.

These include drugs for dengue, chikungunya, swine flu, cataract and high blood pressure. The report says this may be a violation of the provisions of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, which forbids the promotion of medicines for certain categories as “cures".

On Wednesday, Patanjali's brand ambassador Baba Ramdev claimed that there is no restriction on the sale of the Patanjali coronavirus kit for the “management” of Covid-19.

Last week, the brand came under scrutiny after its CEO declared that the company had found a “100 per cent” cure for the novel coronavirus.

Meanwhile, an FIR was filed against Ramdev, Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna and others in Jaipur.

“It seems that the work of Yog and Ayurved inside India is a crime. FIRs have been lodged at hundreds of places in the same way cases are registered for a traitor and a terrorist,” said Ramdev.

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Published on July 02, 2020
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