Patanjali’s Coronil Not Certified Or Approved Clarifies WHO
After Baba Ramdev's claim on Patanjali's Coronil, WHO claries Coronil neither certified nor approved
Baba Ramdev presented a scientific research paper on evidence-based medicine Coronil for COVID-19. Soon several Indian news outlets and other social media users shared the misleading claim on the internet. They stated Patanjali’s ‘Coronil’ has been recognised as a medicine for COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The World Health Organisation soon issued a statement regarding Corovil and said that the claims are false.
WHO clarified that it has not given a nod to any traditional medicine for the treatment of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
— WHO South-East Asia (@WHOSEARO) February 19, 2021
Soon, Patanjali issued a clarification on Twitter saying that the “WHO GMP compliant CoPP certificate to Coronil is issued by DCGI, Government of India and not WHO”.
We want to clarify to avoid confusion that our WHO GMP compliant COPP certificate to Coronil is issued by DCGI, Government of India.
It is clear that WHO do not approve or disapprove any drugs.
WHO works for building a better, healthier future for people all over the world. pic.twitter.com/ZEDPdWy0tg
— Acharya Balkrishna (@Ach_Balkrishna) February 19, 2021
Patanjali had introduced Ayurveda-based Coronil on June 23 last year. But it had to face severe criticism as it lacked scientific evidence.