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IMA writes to PM Modi, raises concern over growing attacks on medicos

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern regarding the growing attack on medicos across the country. The doctors’ body has requested the prime minister to take concrete steps to enhance the safety of medical professionals.  The development comes after media reports came to the fore on attacks on...

More trouble for Ramdev as oil mill linked to Patanjali raided, sealed in Rajasthan

An oil mill in Alwar district of Rajasthan that was working as the packaging agent for yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali products was sealed on Thursday by the district administration. During the raid on Singhania Oil Mills in Khairthal, the raiding officials found a large quantity of Patanjali labels that were used for rebranding the...

IMA sends Rs 1,000 cr defamation notice to Ramdev for his remarks on allopathy

The controversy that began after yoga guru Ramdev’s remarks on allopathy has further aggravated with the Uttarakhand unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) sending a defamation notice to him. The IMA has sought an apology from him within 15 days or else, the association said,  it will demand compensation of Rs 1,000 crore from...

Balancing Act: Health minister praises Ramdev after he retracts controversial statements

The Centre, it seems, is doing a balancing act when it comes to the controversy that erupted after yoga guru Ramdev’s remarks on allopathic medicine. While Union health minister Harsh Vardhan asked Ramdev to withdraw his controversial remarks after IMA’s warning saying that his statement disrespected India’s COVID warriors, the minister lauded the yoga guru...

Union minister asks Ramdev to “withdraw statement” on allopathy after IMA’s pressure

After controversy erupted over Baba Ramdev’s comment over allopathy, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday wrote a two-page letter asking him to retract his statement while asserting that the yoga guru’s statement has disrespected India’s COVID warriors. Notably, the development comes after the doctors’ body warned the Centre of protest and legal action for...

Patanjali planning to bid for IPL title sponsorship

Haridwar-based Patanjali Ayurved, which was in the eye of a storm over false claims about ‘Coronil’, is now considering bidding for the title sponsorship of IPL 2020. The slot for the title sponsorship of the cash-rich cricketing event turned vacant after Chinese handset maker Vivo decided to withdraw its sponsorship this year. Sources said the...

Court slaps Patanjali with Rs 10 lakh fine for ‘Coronil’

The Madras High Court on Thursday imposed a cost of Rs 10 lakh on Patanjali Ayurved for ‘Coronil’—a drug which the company claimed cures COVID-19 only to make a U-turn later. Patanjali was fined for “chasing profits by exploiting the fear and panic among the general public by projecting a cure for coronavirus when actually...

Centre allows Patanjali to sell ‘coronil’ as immunity booster

After a week-long controversy and multiple twists, the AYUSH ministry on Wednesday allowed Patanjali Ayurved to sell ‘coronil’ provided that it is advertised as an immunity booster and not a coronavirus cure. Notably, Patanjali during the launch of the Ayurvedic formulation has promoted the drug as a corona cure. However, it had to backtrack and...

Not broken any law, claims Patanjali on COVID-19 drug controversy

Under flak over the launch of a drug it claims be a cure for COVID-19, Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved on Thursday insisted that it broke no law. “There is no room for confusion,” the herbal products company said in a tweet. “The licence for the drug was obtained on the basis of the traditional...

Patanjali sought license for immunity booster, cough & fever cure, not COVID-19: Uttarakhand

Patanjali Ayurved never disclosed that its new medicine kit was for coronavirus when it applied for a license, an official in Uttarakhand said on Wednesday, indicating more trouble for the drugs claimed by Yoga guru Ramdev to cure the deadly virus. A licensing officer said the herbal products company sought a license for an “immunity...

Good that Baba Ramdev has given a new medicine to country: MoS AYUSH

Even as pharmaceutical giant Patanjali’s Ayurvedic drug, which they claim can treat Coronavirus within seven days, is under government scrutiny, MoS for the Union AYUSH Ministry, Shripad Naik, on Wednesday said “it is good that Baba Ramdev has given a new medicine to the country”. Naik also said that AYUSH Ministry will clear its stance...

Within hours of launch, Centre stops Patanjali from promoting ‘Coronil’ as COVID-19 cure

Within hours of launch, Union government’s Ministry of AYUSH has asked Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda to stop all promotions of its claimed COVID-19 cure ‘Coronil’ till all the claims associated with the Ayurvedic formulation are verified by the government In a notification, AYUSH Ministry has asked Patanjali Ayurved Ltd to submit details of the medicine...