Patanjali offered Coronil Kit to Nepal: What about the Controversy?
Coronil kit of Patanjali which was offered by baba Ramdev and Accepted by Health Minister of Nepal; What About the Controversy?
What is coronil kit?
Coronil kit launched on June 23,2020 by Patanjali consists of three ayurvedic formulations: Coronil tablets(80 tabs.)+ Swasari vati(80 tabs.)+ Anu taila (20ml) The ingredients in these formulations are not rare. They include Giloy (Gurjo), Ashwagandha, Tulsi, Mulethi, Sounth, Marich, Choti Pipal, Lavang, Dalchini, etc.
What Patanjali claims about the product?
- First evidence based medicine against Coronavirus.
- Certified as Pharmaceutical Product by Ayush Ministry as per WHO certification scheme.
- WHO South-East Asia: ‘WHO has not reviewed or certified the effectiveness of any traditional medicine for the treatment of COVID-19’
- Pilot study conducted by Patanjali itself on 45 asymptomatic Coronavirus positive patients which is insufficient.
- Ayush ministry ordered Patanjali Ayurveda to halt advertisements of Coronil kit, claiming to prevent COVID-19 as it is recognized as immunity booster by Ayush not a medicine.
- Indian Medical Association (IMA) says it “falsely fabricated unscientific product”
- Uttarakhand IMA says ‘Addition of Coronil with allopathic drugs shall amount to mixopathy’
- Recently the high court of India orally asked the counsel for Ramdev to tell him not to make any provocative statement till the next date of hearing on July.
- Bhutan’s Drug Regulatory Authority didn’t approve to sale or import Coronil kit in the country. Despite of these controversies Nepalese government happily accepted the offer of Baba Ramdev. It may be true it acts as immune booster but at this moment vaccines and medicines approved by WHO/FDA needs to be at the priority of government and not these controversial formulations.