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Patanjali’s COVID drug claim: FIR against Ramdev, four others


Jaipur: In one other jolt to yoga guru Ramdev, an FIR has been lodged right here against him, Patanjali Ayurved CEO Acharya Balkrishna and three others for allegedly making deceptive claims that the natural drugs firm has discovered a remedy for COVID-19 known as Coronil.

The grievance was filed at Jyoti Nagar police station in Jaipur on Friday.

Avnish Parashar, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), south, Jaipur, stated: “Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna, Balbir Singh Tomar, Anurag Tomar and Anurag Varshney, were booked under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, as per the FIR lodged by an advocate Balbir Jakhar.”

Two of the accused together with Balbir Singh Tomar and Anurag Tomar, are the chairman and the director of the Jaipur-based NIMS University. The fifth accused, Varshney, is a scientist at Patanjali Ayurved.

Jakhar stated the accused have endangered the frequent folks’s lives by making false claims of discovering a COVID-19 vaccine as they neither knowledgeable the Rajasthan authorities nor the Centre in regards to the medical trials of Coronil.

Patanjali Ayurved, on Tuesday launched Coronil pill and Swasari vati drugs claiming that they’ll remedy COVID-19 inside seven days.

However, the AYUSH ministry expressed unawareness in regards to the growth and Patanjali was stopped from promoting the medication inside a number of hours after its launch.

Patanjali earlier additionally claimed that the 2 Ayurveda-based medicines have proven 100 per cent beneficial outcomes throughout medical trials on COVID-19 sufferers besides these on a life help system.

The medical trials had been reportedly held in NIMS Jaipur.

While Ramdev claimed making an intensive medical case examine on sufferers admitted at NIMS, its Chairman, B.S. Tomar then again stated, “No clinical trial in our hospital was made for the drug as there was no serious case of patients admitted. Only 100 asymptomatic patients in our hospital were given a few ayurvedic medicines under the Patanjali banner. We did not ask for medicine to cure coronavirus but had only these ayurvedic immunity boosters who helped recovery of asymptomatic cases faster by 35 per cent.”


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