Coronil has been awarded the Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (COPP) licence as per WHO-GMP. Dr Harsh Vardhan did not endorse any ayurvedic medicine, neither did he undermine the modern medicines, stated Acharya Balkrishna, general secretary, Patanjali Research Foundation Trust, Haridwar in response to the Indian Medical Association (IMA)’s statement.
"Coronil is an evidence-based medicine with the integration of scientifically validated research evidence under pre-clinical and clinical expertise. The composition of this medicine has been disclosed to public-at-large, and has been thoroughly reviewed and scrutinized by the competent licensing authorities," Balkrishna said.
"In fact, the contents of Coronil are clearly described on its packing, as per the regulatory requirements. Therefore, Coronil is in no-way a secret medicine, as portrayed by IMA officials. Stating such vague and erroneous statements is absolutely incorrect and should be withdrawn forthwith," he demanded.
"We have shared all of our research data with Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. The ministry has approved and categorically agreed for Coronil as medicine for COVID-19 management," a statement from Patanjali said.
"Our Health Minister never undermined modern medicine, rather his presence in the vent showed his sincere efforts as a health minister to provide acceptability to another form of medical systems. We cannot help but observe that remarks made by officials of IMA were uncalled for to the state the very least, rather than reflecting sincere concerns for the holding of certain medical beliefs," the statement said.
IMA had demanded an explanation from Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan for promoting Patanjali's Coronil Ayurvedic medicine.
Baba Ramdev also said that Coronil can be used for prevention, treatment as well as post-Covid phase treatment. It was claimed by Baba Ramdev with Health Minister that the said Coronil ayurvedic medicine has got DCGI approval and WHO certification. It is proved beyond doubt to the entire country, how false the projections are about the said anti-corona ayurvedic medicine.
“Being a Health Minister of the country, how appropriate and rationale is it to release such false projections in front of the whole country? Being a Health Minister of the country, how justified is it to release such falsely fabricated unscientific product to people of the whole country? Being a Health Minister of the country, how ethical is it to promote the product in unethical, wrong and false ways to the whole country,” IMA national president Dr J A Jayalal had said.