The Centre has asked the Uttarakhand government to “enquire” into the issues surrounding Patanjali Ayurveda’s controversial ‘Putrajeevak Vati’ medicine, the Rajya Sabha was told.
Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste said in a written reply to a question that “the Ministry of AYUSH has requested the government of Uttarakhand to enquire into the matter and send a report.”
The reply comes after an inquiry committee set up by the Uttarakhand government to examine the controversial medicine produced by Ramdev’s pharmacy submitted its report.
The report is said to be “not in favour” of the yoga guru.
Kulaste said the Uttarakhand government is yet to submit its report to the Centre.
The state government had formed the three-member committee last year to probe ‘Putrajeevak Vati’, an ayurvedic medicine which allegedly promises a male child.
Reports said the product courted controversy when Rajya Sabha MPs led by JD(U)’s K C Tyagi demanded a ban on it and sought stringent action against the manufacturer.