Controversy has once again arisen against Corona, a drug that claims to increase immunity. This new controversy has arisen over the certification of Patanjali Ayurved, promoted by yoga guru Ramdev. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari were also present at the launch event of Coronil.
This product of Patanjali was described by the company as the first evidence based drug for Kovid-19. Ramdev and the Union Minister were sitting on the poster behind where he was sitting, this drug is certified by CoPP and WHO GMP. That is, certified by the Pharmaceutical Product Certificate (CoPP) and the Goods Manufacturing Practices (WHO GMP) of the World Health Organization. Both these standards define the quality of any medical product.
– WHO South-East Asia (@WHOSEARO) February 19, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO), however, made it clear by tweeting that it has neither reviewed nor certified any conventional medicine related to the prevention or treatment of Kovid-19. WHO’s South East Asia gave information by tweeting this.
We want to clarify to avoid confusion that our WHO GMP compliant COPP certificate to Coronil is issued by DCGI, Government of India.
It is clear that WHO do not approve or disapprove any drugs.
WHO works for building a better, healthier future for people all over the world. pic.twitter.com/ZEDPdWy0tg
– Acharya Balkrishna (@Ach_Balkrishna) February 19, 2021
Patanjali said on Friday at the launch of the product, Coronil has received a Certificate of Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product from the AYUSH Department of the Central Pharmaceutical Standards Control Organization under the WHO certification scheme.
Rakesh Mittal, one of the top officials of Patanjali Ayurved, had tweeted that coronil has been recognized by WHO. Patanjali has made history in the field of Ayurveda, as Coronil has got the status of the first evidence based medicine recognized by the WHO against Corona. However, he later deleted the tweet.
I hope our Health Minister stops embarrassing the nation with such claims to promote Coronil.
I strongly believe in Ayurveda but to claim it as a WHO guaranteed cure against COVID & endorse it, is nothing but cheating as well as misleading the nation. https://t.co/keneIA0pyM
– Priyanka Chaturvedi (@ priyankac19) February 21, 2021