On Monday, Haryana State Minister tweeted with the decision of distributing Ramdev’s Coronil kits to patients suffering from Covid-19. This tweet of his drew a lot of criticism on social media.
“One lakh Patanjali Coronil kits will be distributed free of cost to Covid patients in Haryana. Half of the cost of Coronil has been borne by Patanjali and half by the Covid Relief Fund of Haryana Government,” the minister tweeted.
Patanjali stayed in controversy for a long time after launching the Coronil kit. Many called it an unscientific product. But Ramdev called it “first evidenc-based medicine for Covid-1”9 and mentioned that it was made with Union health Minister’s presence.
When continuing to face criticism, Ramdev later ever shared a research paper on Coronil. However, the controversy ended when the kit, which was launched as a cure to Covid, was given the name of an ‘Immunity Booster’.
Haryana is witnessing high number of infections, especially in the rural areas. Now this kit, released on June 23 last year, is going to be distributed by the Haryana government free of cost.