Probe Report Of 'Putrajeevak Beej', Patanjali's Infertility Medicine Is Not In Favour Of Ramdev

01/02/2016 11:22 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev speaks to the media an Ayurvedic medicine called “Putrajeevak Beej”, which is produced by Patanjali Ayurveda Kendra, part of a trust established by him in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 1, 2015. Ramdev said that the name given to the product is according to the scientific name of the main ingredient, “Putranjiva roxburghii” whereas opposition members claim that the medicine was being sold promising a male child as the literal translation of Putrajeevak Beej is “Seed that gives life to a son”, terming it as illegal and unconstitutional and seeking stringent actions against the manufacturers. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

DEHRADUN -- The inquiry committee, set up by Uttarakhand government to examine the controversial infertility medicine produced by Ramdev's pharmacy, has submitted its report which is "not in favour" of the Yoga Guru.

The state government had formed the three-member committee last year to probe 'Putrajeevak Beej', an ayurvedic product which allegedly promises a male child.

The report has been sent to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and will be submitted to the Union government after he gives the go ahead, state's Principal Secretary, Health, Om Prakash, said.

"The inquiry report on Putrajeevak medicine is not in favour of Ramdev. The report has been sent to Chief Minister Harish Rawat," Prakash said, while refusing to divulge the details.

The product courted controversy when on May 1, Rajya Sabha MPs led by JD(U)'s K C Tyagi demanded a ban on it and sought stringent action against the manufacturer.

The Centre had then directed the Uttarakhand government to launch an inquiry into the matter.

However, Ramdev had rejected the allegations, saying the medicine helps in curing infertility in women and termed as "false and misleading" reports that it promises a male child.

The committee, which was earlier headed by AYUSH Drug Controller PD Chamoli, however, gave a clean chit to Ramdev, saying that the nomenclature of the drug was in accordance with the ancient Ayurvedic books and literature.

But, after the Chamoli committee report, the state government asked the DG Health and state law department to examine the matter and submit its report, which has turned out against Ramdev, Prakash added.

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