Patanjali Clarifies On Coronil Efficacy as WHO Says It’s Not Certified


Yoga guru Ramdev’s ‘Coronil kit’, which sparked massive debate over its efficacy to prevent coronavirus last year, has once again run into controversy. Although this time the AYUSH ministry has approved Patanjali Ayurved’s Coronil for the treatment of coronavirus, the World Health Organisation has sidelined itself.

In a tweet, the WHO South-East Asia wrote, “WHO has not reviewed or certified the effectiveness of any traditional medicine for the treatment of COVID-19”. The statement came after, at the launch event of Coronil kit, Patanjali said, “Coronil has received the Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (CoPP) from the Ayush section of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation as per the WHO certification scheme.”

This meant the Coronil kit, which comprises three kinds of different ayurvedic medicines, holds a certificate of a pharmaceutical product (CoPP) and is recognized by the World Health Organisation’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Both these standards define quality assurance in medicinal products.

Under the CoPP, Coronil can now be exported to 158 countries, Patanjali claimed.

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