Pantjali Ayurveda of yoga guru Bama Ramdev said that his coronil tablet (Coronil) has received a certificate from the Ministry of AYUSH as an adjunct drug in the treatment of COVID-19. The company’s tablet has got the certification under the certification scheme of the World Health Organization (WHO). Patanjali had announced a certificate from the Ministry of AYUSH for coronil in the presence of Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Dr Nitin Gadkari. After which a new controversy started. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has condemned it. The IMA raised the question how the Health Minister can promote the wrongly fabricated, unscientific product to the country.
Patanjali said in a statement, “Coronil has received a certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (COPP) from the AYUSH section of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization under WHO’s certification scheme.” The statement claimed that under the COPP Coronil can now be exported to 158 countries.