Coronil for COVID-19 treatment? We have never claimed so, says Patanjali CEO

Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna today said that they never claimed that Coronil can cure or can be used to control coronavirus. Clarifying the situation further, Balkrishna added that they simply made medicines and used the same on coronavirus patients during clinical trials and that worked and there is no confusion.

"We made the combination of Tulsi Giloy Ashwagandha at an advanced level and when the clinical trials were done on the patients of COVID-19, the coronavirus patients were cured. A conspiracy has been hatched against us and if the Ayush Ministry tells us to conduct clinical trials once again then we are ready to face it," Balkrishna added.

On 23 June, Patanjali had launched launched 'Coronil and Swasari', what it claims is the Ayurvedic cure for treating COVID-19, which they said has been shown 100 per cent favorable results during clinical trials on affected patients, at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar.

Patanjali had claimed that the clinical trials which were controlled in nature, was jointly conducted by Patanjali Research Institute which is based out of Haridwar and the National Institute of Medical Sciences, Jaipur.

After the news of the launch of claimed Covid cure went viral, Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) took cognizance of the reports and stated that the facts and details of the stated scientific study are not known to the ministry. AYUSH minister earlier said it will soon clear its stance on Patanjali's Coronil.

The Corona kit was to be made available in India at just ₹545 within a week. The kit would have had medicine available for 30 days.

Maharashtra had almost immediately ruled out selling of the medicine in the state of 25 June Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh tweeted, 'The National Institute of Medical Sciences, Jaipur will find out whether clinical trials of @PypAyurved's 'Coronil' were done at all. An abundant warning to @yogrishiramdev that Maharashtra won't allow sale of spurious medicines. #MaharashtraGovtCares #NoPlayingWithLives."

India has experienced a spike in the number of coronavirus cases over the last few weeks and the number of total cases in country as per the latest data stand at 5, 66,840. India’s recovery rate currently stands at approximately 60% with 3, 34,822 recoveries. 16,893 people have lost their lives to covid-19.

Source - LIVE MINT

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