The Nepal Health Ministry has rejected the government ban on Patanjali’s Coronil in the country. Nepal has not issued any banning order against Coronil in the country, said Health Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Krishna Prasad Poudyal. Any medicines that will be distributed to the public need to be registered at the Department of Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health and Population, he added.
A packet of Patanjali’s Coronil was gifted to Nepal’s former Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi some time ago, Poudyal said. “Other than that I have no information regarding this matter, he added. There are many Ayurvedic medicines available in Nepal, which can be used to boost the immunity of a person and can help to get rid of coronavirus. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not yet approved any medicine that can cure corona, he said.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) in May had asked Patanjali to withdraw “misleading” advertisements from all platforms promoting the Coronil kit, a product of the firm, which claims to be an effective medicine for Covid-19.
On June 3, the Delhi High Court issued an order to Baba Ramdev on a suit by Delhi Medical Association (DMA) seeking to stop him from spreading false information about the Coronil kit that it is a cure for Covid-19