Jaipur, June 26 | “We served notice to the hospital on Wednesday evening seeking explanation in three days. The hospital did not inform the state government nor sought permission,” Chief Medical and Health Officer, Jaipur, Dr. Narottam Sharma said.
Rajasthan’s Health Department has served a notice to NIMS hospital here seeking an explanation on conducting trials of Patanjali Ayurved’s drug Coronil on coronavirus patients, an official said on Friday.
Dr. Narottam Sharma said the reply from the National Institute of Medical Science (NIMS), Jaipur is awaited.
The Rajasthan government has clarified that the drug can be not used as a medicine in the state without the permission of the Ministry of AYUSH.
The launch of the drug by yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday triggered a debate after which the Ayush Ministry sought all information on its trial and put a ban on advertising it as a drug to cure coronavirus.
At the Coronil launch, the company had claimed that its medicine can cure the contagious disease within seven days. It said Coronil, taken along with another product developed by it, had shown a 100 percent success rate in clinical trials on infected patients, except those on life support.