Science | 21/02/2021 11:17 AM | Click to read full article
'Coronil', sold by Patanjali as an immunity boosting solution for COVID-19, received a governmental approval - from the AYUSH ministry, formally called a Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product - which, in turn, is based on WHO norms. It took place on February 19, in the presence of Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Harsh Vardhan. This would permit the export of the drug to around 158 countries, according to reports.
The WHO has provided provisions and benchmarks for such certifications, but has not certified or approved the medicine itself.