Coronil controversy: Delhi Medical Association Slams IMA For
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The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) slammed the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for defaming and making baseless comments on Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan for launching Patanjali's 'Coronil' as a cure for Covid-19. Dr Vardhan attended a programme by Patanjali Research Institute to launch their new drug CORONIL which they claim has a role in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

As per the promoter of the drug, Coronil has received Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (Copp) from Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)," read a DMA press statement. On Feb.22, IMA issued a press statement in which it referred to the tweet of the World Health Organization (WHO) that said "WHO has not reviewed or certified the effectiveness of any traditional medicine for the treatment of COVID-19".

According to DMA, Dr Vardhan did not promote the drug but only focussed on making Ayurveda scientific evidence-based medical system that can complement the other systems of medicine including the Modern system of Medicine. Coming down heavily on IMA, Delhi Medical Association said, IMA which stands against mixopathy has no business to question the methodology of a trial of an Ayurvedic drug.

DMA reiterated that IMA has fabricated the facts to make a sensational case against the health minister only to achieve cheap publicity by abusing a sincere dedicated and honest member of IMA who has brought laurels to the whole medical community by occupying the position of the union minister of health by his sheer hard work, sincerity and integrity.

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