Patanjali took licence to make immunity booster: Uttarakhand | India News

DEHRADUN/HARIDWAR:The Uttarakhand Ayush department on Wednesday sent a notice to yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy, a unit of Patanjali Yogpeeth, asking the firm to “desist from making misleading claims in media outlets regarding the products, ‘Divya Coronil tablet’ and ‘Divya Swasari Vati’ as being a cure for Covid-19.” The notice, a copy of which is with TOI, says that a complaint has been received by the department regarding ‘Divya Coronil tablet’ and ‘Divya Swasari Vati’ being packaged along with ‘Anu tel’ (oil), another Patanjali product, as a ‘Corona kit’ for the cure of Covid-19.
The notice goes on to say that the firm had been given permission by the Ayush department letter dated June 12, 2020 regarding production of Divya Swasari Vati for treatment of kasa (cough) and swasa (breathing order) and Divya Coronil tablet as an immunity booster, especially against respiratory tract infection and fever.
Speaking to TOI, Dr YS Rawat, licencing officer (Ayurvedic & Unani) of the state Ayush department, who is the signatory of the notice, said, “Divya Pharmacy has been asked to reply with their clarification within seven days and has also been asked to remove all misleading claims regarding the ‘Divya Coronil tablet’, ‘Divya Swasari Vati’ and ‘Corona kit’ from media outlets on immediate basis.”
Meanwhile, Dr Anurag Varshneya, vice-president of Patanjali Research Institute, the research wing of Patanjali Ayurved, said that they have sent “all requisite research documents and information to the Union Ayush ministry.” “After we received a letter from the ministry on Tuesday, all documents were sent to them on the same day itself,” he said adding that “the process prescribed by the ministry for research on coronavirus drugs in its gazette notification dated April 21, 2020 was strictly followed.”

[Source :Times of India]


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