Coronil in Uttarakhand’s Covid Kit? Indian Medical Association Not Amused – The New Indian Express
DEHRADUN: After learning that Baba Ramdev suggested that the government of Uttarakhand include Patanjali Yogpeeth’s Coronil in its Covid-19 kit distributed to patients with mild or no symptoms, the Uttarakhand section of the Indian Medical Association ( IMA) wrote to the Chief Secretary to take action.
Claiming that Coronil with allopathic drugs would amount to “mixopathy” – a cocktail of allopaths and Ayurvedic not allowed according to Supreme Court rulings – the IMA added that higher courts in several states have also ruled that “mixopathy” is not allowed.
Dr Ajay Khanna, secretary of the Uttarakhand section of the IMA, said: “After hearing about Ramdev’s proposal to the state government, we decided to raise the issue proactively.
The letter said, “Would be greatly obliged if you take swift action and lead the Secretary of Health, Uttarakhand government accordingly.” This is for your information, necessary action and assessment of the Honorable Chief Minister.
The Covid kit is provided by the health service to people diagnosed with mild symptoms or without symptoms in home isolation.
The kit includes a thermometer, paracetamol tablets, tablets of vitamin D, zinc and ivermectin (antiparasitic drug).