New Delhi, June 25: A viral post is doing rounds on social media platforms claiming that the AYUSH Ministry has suspended one of its doctors over a recent incident. The viral tweet, which is spreading the misinformation on social media, claims that the doctor who has been suspended by the AYUSH Ministry was the one who halted the success of COVID-19 treatment medicine Coronil that was launched by Patanjali Ayurved. The fake tweet claimed that the doctor, who halted the success of Patanjali by issuing a order asking for its details, has been removed from the Ministry of AYUSH.
The claim states: In a Twitter message citing an incident recently, a doctor has been removed from the Ministry of AYUSH. A fact check by Press Information Bureau (PIB) busted the fake information and issued a clarification saying that no doctor has been removed from service. "According to the Ministry of AYUSH, in recent times, no doctor or medical officer has been removed from any duty or service", the PIB tweet said. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Doctor Issued List of Medicines For Mild Symptoms of COVID-19? Viral WhatsApp Message Is Fake, Here’s the Truth.
Here's the tweet by PIB:
दावा: पिछले दिनों एक घटना का हवाला देते हुए एक ट्विटर मैसेज में दावा किया है कि आयुष मंत्रालय से एक डॉक्टर को हटा दिया गया है।#PIBFactCheck: आयुष मंत्रालय के अनुसार हाल ही के दिनों में किसी भी डॉक्टर या चिकित्सा अधिकारी को किसी भी ड्यूटी या सेवा से नहीं हटाया है। pic.twitter.com/wzlZk09GQP
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) June 25, 2020
The fake information was shared by a Twitter user who goes by the handle @realPushpendra. The user added saying that the doctor of the AYUSH Ministry who has been suspended from duties was named as Dr Mujahid Hussain. He further went on to say that such doctors in the Ministry are not letting Ayurved to get required importance. From Patanjali's Coronil to Glenmark's FabiFlu, Recent Breakthroughs in COVID-19 Medicine Research in India.
On June 23, hours after the launch of COVID-19 medicine Coronil and Swasari_vati, the AYUSH Ministry had asked the firm to provide the details, telling it to stop advertising it till the issue is examined. During the launch, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev had said the medicines were developed by Patanjali Research Center, Haridwar in association with privately-owned National Institute of Medical Science, Jaipur. He had said Coronil, taken along with another product developed by it, had shown a 100 per cent success rate in clinical trials on infected patients, except those on life support.