Patanjali applied for immunity booster licence, not for Covid-19 drug: Uttarakhand Ayurveda Dept

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: June 24, 2020 9:31:42 pm

The company had recently launched an ayurvedic medicine, named Coronil, claiming that it cures coronavirus.

The Uttarakhand government is set to issue a notice to yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali for launching a drug claiming to be a remedy for Covid-19 despite applying a licence for an immunity booster against cough and fever.

Uttarakhand Ayurveda Department’s licence officer Y S Rawat said a notice is being issued to the firm demanding an explanation about the launch of ‘corona kit’. There is still no proven cure for Covid-19.

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“Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd had the licence only for manufacturing an immunity booster against cough and fever. There was nothing in their application related to the treatment of coronavirus,” Rawat said in a statement.

“We did receive an application from Patanjali on June 10. The application was approved after examination by a panel on June 12 but the firm had the permission to manufacture only two-three drugs as immunity booster against cough and fever, and not a drug for coronavirus,” he said.

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