- The authority on Saturday retracted the order that banned the production of five drugs.
- The authorities retracted the order saying that the ban was announced mistakenly.
- Patanjali hailed the government for revoking the entire tradition of Ayurveda.
Dehradun: The Uttarakhand Ayurveda and Unani Services authority on Saturday retracted the order that banned the production of five drugs by Patanjali-owned Divya Pharmacy. The authorities retracted the order saying that the ban was announced mistakenly.
Patanjali hailed the government for revoking the ban stating that some ‘ignorant, insensitive, and under-qualified’ officers in the department have been tarnishing the entire tradition of Ayurveda.
In a letter to Divya Pharmacy, Dr. G.C.S. Jangpuri, the license officer, Uttarakhand Ayurvedic and Unani Services said that the department is amending its previous order of placing a ban on the production of five drugs namely, Divya Madhugrit, Divya Eyegrit Gold, Divya BPgrit Divya Thyrogrit, and Divya Lipidom. “We have constituted a team that will review the formulation sheet of these drugs once the authorities at Divya Pharmacy submit the same to us”, added the doctor”.
Meanwhile, Patanjali issued a statement stating, “through 30 years of continuous effort and research, Patanjali Institutions, for the first time in the world, has generated the acceptance of Ayurvedic medicines in the form of research and evidence-based medicine”. The official statement also accused the department for doing a reprehensible act to defame Patanjali.