Patanjali Ayurved, which has been severely criticised over the launch of a drug claiming to cure COVID-19, on Thursday said it did not break any law.
In a tweet, the herbal products company said, "There is no room for confusion."
"The licence for the drug was obtained on the basis of the traditional knowledge and experience related to the medicinal virtues of Ashwagandha, Giloy and Tulsi," said Patanjali spokesperson SK Tijarawala.
"The positive results of the clinical trials conducted legally on corona patients were shared," Tijarawala added.
Patanjali, in another tweet, said: "no illegal claim" has been made on the label of the medicine.
"Manufacture and sale of medicine are carried out as per the rules laid down by the government and not in accordance with someone''s personal belief or ideology," the company said.
"Patanjali has complied with all legalities," the company further said and urged the people to refrain from commenting unnecessarily on the issue.
Patanjali Ayurved on Tuesday launched "Coronil"- a drug claiming to be a cure for COVID-19.
It said that when the drug was taken with another Patanjali product by corona patients- on whom the medicine was tested- were cured within seven days.
The company said that the trial was conducted in association with the National Institute of Medical Sciences- a private institute based in Jaipur.
However, after the launch of drug the AYUSH ministry had asked Patanjali Ayurved to provide details on the research leading up to it.
The ministry also asked the company to share the composition of the medicine and directed it to stop advertising about the medicine until the issue is examined.
It may be mentioned here that a Uttarakhand official on Wednesday had said that Patanjali Ayurved had only applied for a licence to manufacture an immunity booster against cough and fever.
"There was nothing in their application related to the treatment of coronavirus," Uttarakhand Ayurved department's licence officer YS Rawat had said.
Moreover, the department had sent a notice to Patanjali Ayurved seeking an explanation.
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