Rajasthan’s Health Department has served a notice to Jaipur’s NIMS hospital seeking an explanation on conducting trials of Patanjali Ayurved’s drug Coronil on coronavirus patients, an official said.
The launch of the drug by yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday triggered a controversy after which the Ayush Ministry sought all information on its trial and put a ban on advertising it as a drug to cure coronavirus.
State Health Minister Raghu Sharma had said on Wednesday that strict action would be taken against the seller as per the rules in case of sale of any drug as a medicine to treat the coronavirus infection.
Ramdev said the medicines were developed by Patanjali Research Center, Haridwar in association with privately-owned National Institute of Medical Science (NIMS), Jaipur.
A complainant approached the court seeking the registration of an FIR against Ramdev and company chairman Acharya Balkrishna, alleging that they put at risk the lives of lakhs of people by claiming to have developed a COVID-19 cure.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar posted the matter for hearing on June 30.