After making sensational claims about in-house Ayurvedic tablets can ‘cure’ the novel coronavirus, Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna now says: “We never said the medicine (Coronil) can cure or control corona.”
The absolute twist of the tale comes after the AYUSH Ministry barred the Yoga-guru led brand from advertising their latest innovation as a cure for the coronavirus on June 23rd and an FIR was filed against the company in Jaipur made by some individuals and a lawyer, according to The Hindu.
Patanjali’s face Baba Ramdev clearly emphasized that their product is not a prevention or an immunity booster but a ‘cure’ for coronavirus. “(…) we conducted a clinical case study on hundreds of positive patients and we have got 100 percent favorable results,” Acharya Balkrishna was quoted as saying previously.
“We never said the medicine (Coronil) can cure or control corona. We said that we had made medicines and used them in a clinical controlled trial which cured corona patients. There is no confusion in it,” Acharya Balkrishna, CEO of Patanjali, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
One day after the launch, AYUSH Ministry asked the company to “provide at the earliest, the details of the name and composition of the medicines being claimed for COVID-19 treatment.”
An FIR was launched against the company in Jaipur for ‘misleading’ people with sensational claims that it can cure coronavirus in seven days. To date, there is no vaccine yet for the disease that has so far killed over 500k and infected 10 million.
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