New Delhi: The AYUSH Ministry on Tuesday has given approval to Patanjali’s coronil to manufacture it as an ‘immunity booster’ not as Covid-19 cure. 

They also said not to mention Covid-19 on its packaging. However, the Ministry said that Ramdev’s firm will not be able to sell its medicine with claims of curing Coronavirus. 

Patanjali Ayurved last week launched a drug called Coronil, claiming that it had cured within a week all COVID-19 patients who took part in a trial conducted at the privately-run National Institute of Medical Sciences in Jaipur. 

Uttarakhand’s Ayurveda Department said that the firm had only applied for a licence to manufacture an immunity booster and not a cure for COVID-19. In its reply to the department’s notice, the Haridwar-based company backtracked from its claim of finding a ‘cure’ of COVID-19. 

“We have only promoted the successful trial of the medicine before the media.” Patanjali CEO said.

“We have followed all procedures to manufacture the medicine (Coronil). We applied for the licence based on classical evidence of the compounds used in the medicine. We worked on the compounds and put out the results of the clinical trial before people,” Acharya Balkrishna told the reporters. 

We have not done anything wrong while obtaining the licence. We did not advertise the medicine (Coronil), we just tried to tell people about the effects of the medicine,” he added.