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Never certified any traditional medicine as a cure for Covid-19: WHO

Patanjali MD Acharya Balkrishna said that Coronil has been granted a certificate of pharmaceutical product, licensed by DCGI

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Coronavirus | WHO | Patanjali

Arnab Dutta  |  New Delhi 

Photo: Bloomberg
Photo: Bloomberg

Putting all controversies to rest, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said that it never certified any traditional medicine as a cure for Covid-19. WHO's clarification came via a tweet that is believed to have been motivated by the controversy that arose after Ayurved relaunched a medicine on the same day. In its tweet, the health advisory organisation wrote: “has not reviewed or certified the effectiveness of any traditional medicine for the treatment of #Covid.”

Earlier in the day, the firm had relaunched its Coronil medicine, which it claims can cure Covid-19 and provide adequate immunity against.

In the presence of the country’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, MD Acharya Balkrishna said that Coronil has been granted a certificate of pharmaceutical product, licensed by the Controller General of India, in accordance with the WHO's Good Manufacturing Practices.

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First Published: Mon, February 22 2021. 00:07 IST
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