After the AYUSH ministry on Tuesday (June 23) directed to stop yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali firm from advertising its latest product ‘Coronil’, which claims to cure COVID-19, and asked to furnish proof of the claim, social media was flooded with hilarious memes ridiculing the development.
Post the product’s launch, the AYUSH ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that they were not involved or aware of any medical trials carried out by Patanjali. They also mentioned that the company has not disclosed any details of the two-stage clinical trial which they claimed to have conducted.
Ministry has taken cognizance of news in media about Ayurvedic medicines developed for #COVID19 treatment by Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. The company asked to provide details of medicines & to stop advertising/publicising such claims till the issue is duly examined: Ministry of AYUSH pic.twitter.com/OBpQlWAspu
— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2020
We’ve prepared the first Ayurvedic-clinically controlled, research, evidence & trial based medicine for COVID19. We conducted a clinical case study&clinical controlled trial, and found 69% patients recovered in 3 days & 100% patients recovered in 7 days: Yog Guru Ramdev, Haridwar pic.twitter.com/QFQSVF0JIh
— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2020
In a government statement, Patanjali was asked to provide details of the name and composition of medicine being claimed for COVID-19 treatment, and to stop advertising or publicising such claims till the process is completely examined. Patanjali was also asked for details of sites, sample size, hospitals where the research study was conducted, as well as the panel clearances.
Patanjali has not issued any statement on the ministry’s order yet. However, the development was following with the name of the product vigorously trending on social media, and users reacting to it with memes and jokes.
#CORONIL #Patanjali #COVID19India #coronavirus When Ayush ministry and ICMR ask #Patanjali to stop advertising until their #CORONIL claimed to examined. Meanwhile #BabaRamdev pic.twitter.com/fR1b5QtoFB
— Nikita (@lost_goldengirl) June 23, 2020
Mean while Ayush Ministry asked to Patanjali to stop advertising until their #CORONIL claim is examined*
— Khushnoor Mirza (@KhushnoorSir) June 23, 2020
— ShinchaN❕ (@rofl_shinchan) June 23, 2020
— Dharmit (@BeLikeDharmit) June 23, 2020
1. Baba Ramdev after launching #CORONIL
2. Baba Ramdev after Ministery of Ayush asked Patanjali to stop it’s advertising. pic.twitter.com/Gr3RVrBXNM
— Nirmala Tai (@vishj05) June 23, 2020
— Pankaj AAP (@pankajmb4u) June 23, 2020
— Vishal (@vishal_saini_vs) June 23, 2020
— SURYA SAHARAN (@Suryasaharan) June 23, 2020
Ministry of AYUSH and ICMR stops Patanjali from advertising #CORONIL until it’s claims are verified and approved
Ramdev and Balakrishna right now: pic.twitter.com/uNUPImhfWq
— sab moh mayaa hai bhai. (@br02waale) June 23, 2020
— Anuj (@Anujc17) June 23, 2020
— स्वदेशी इंटरनेट एक्सप्लोरर 😎 (@explorerhoon) June 23, 2020
Everyone to Hydroxychloroquine : pic.twitter.com/Qr1Vx5ZnIM
— Shivam Tripathi (@C_vam_Misspell) June 23, 2020
Other Pharmaceutical companies: pic.twitter.com/N3HFSk4QwZ
— Gujrati Chhokro (@TheTweetOfGujju) June 23, 2020
— Pihu (@PritiMhatre6) June 23, 2020
Meanwhile Scientists: pic.twitter.com/XI4h1bK0Us
— CHEEKU 🌼 (@Okay_Bye___) June 23, 2020