Coronil Drug : Uttarakhand High Court issues notice to Baba Ramdev.
The Uttarakhand High Court issued notices to Patanjali, Union and state governments of yoga guru Ramdev, seeking a response on Coronil drug from the company within a week.
Hearing a Petition challenging the arguments of Ramdev concerning medicine, the notices were released by a division bench of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice R C Khulbe.
The Petition filed by lawyer Mani Kumar has requested a ban on the drug, criticizing the yoga guru of spreading misinformation by launching Coronil as a coronavirus cure medicine.
The drug does not have Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approval, nor does Patanjali Ayurved have the license to develop it, the PIL has argued.
Although Patanjali claims NIMS University had tested the substance, the Rajasthan Institute rejected it, the PIL said.
In the meantime, the Union AYUSH Ministry has said that Patanjali will sell Coronil but only as an immunity booster, days after it was introduced as a COVID-19 drug by the yoga guru Ramdev company and is now naming it a medication to "manage" the disease.
Ramdev stated he had been asked by the Ministry to use the term "covid management" instead of "covid treatment" and he is following the instruction.