Coronil Controversy: DMA lashes out at IMA for defamatory comment on Health Minister
New Delhi: Condemning the statement given by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) seeking an explanation from Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan for allegedly promoting Coronil as a COVID cure, the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has called the remark as " baseless, unauthorized and illegal."
DMA has clarified that to attend the launching ceremony of ayurvedic product which is evidence-based medicine is not unethical and not deceiving of the people of the country.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that IMA termed the claims of the Coronil drug having DCGI approval and WHO certification a 'blatant lie' and issued a statement seeking an explanation from Dr Harsh Vardhan for appearing to endorse the product. The association had also decided to write to National Medical Commission (NMC) for seeking suo Moto explanation from the Minister for " his blatant disrespect to the code of conduct of Medical Council of India", as according to the MCI Code of ethics no doctor can promote any secret medication with a trading name. IMA has also criticized Baba Ramdev's comment on modern medicines in which he allegedly branded it as "medical terrorism."