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Netizens criticizes Journalist Rajat Sharma for spreading fake news of WHO approving Patanjali’s Coronil

Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal

India TV Founder Rajat Sharma is facing widespread condemnation for claiming that Patanjali Ayurveda product Coronil has gained acceptance as a Covid-19 medicine from the World Health Organisation.

For the unversed Rajat Sharma had earlier took to Twitter and claimed, “As the second wave of Covid pandemic looms, Ramdev’s Coronil gains acceptance from WHO.”

The claim came right after Baba Ramdev launched the first evidence-based Coronil medicine for Covid-19 by Patanjali in the presence of Union Health Minister Dr. HarshVardhan and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Even though Rajat Sharma claimed in his tweet that the Who had approved Ramdev’s Coronil his report presented no substantial evidence to support his claims.

According to his report Coronil, a mix of Ayurvedic Medications to prevent Coronavirus infection manufactured by Swami Ramdev’s Patanjali group has received Ayush Certification as per WHO norms.

Patanjali Ayurveda managing director Acharya Balkrishna also tweeted that the Goods Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliant Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (CPP) to Coronil has been issued by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). “It is clear that WHO does not approve or disapprove any drugs,” Balkrishna’s tweet added, stating that Patanjali was “clarifying to avoid confusion”.

Now, Rajat Sharma’s claims without any proper evidence evoked angry reactions from Netizens.

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