A message is being circulated on social media claiming that some people in the AYUSH Ministry, are prohibiting the approval of COVID-19 medicines.
The message also lists out the names of six people, all of whom are from the Muslim community.
The message started circulating after the AYUSH ministry imposed restrictions on the sale and promotion of Coronil (an anti-COVID-19 drug launched Patanjali).
(Translation: Read the names of top-six panelists of the AYUSH Ministry who research and the medicine- Asim Khan, Munawar Kazmi, Khadeerun Nisa, Maqbool Ahmad Khan, Asiya Khanum, Shagufta Parveen. Now you can understand why Ramdev’s Coronil drug was banned. Isn’t this system jihad?)
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found it to be false.
Government sources confirmed that the message is circulation is untrue.
The Press Bureau of India, in a tweet, clarified that it is fake.
दावा: एक ट्वीट में आरोप लगाया गया है कि आयुष मंत्रालय के वैज्ञानिक पैनल के कुछ व्यक्ति, कोरोना की एक कथित दवाई की स्वीकृति पर रोक लगा रहे हैं।#PIBFactCheck: @moayush में ऐसा कोई वैज्ञानिक पैनल नहीं हैं। pic.twitter.com/2iDRqOGRCf
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) June 27, 2020
We checked the official website of the AYUSH Ministry and found a list of organisations under it. We then went through all the organisations mentioned on the website and found the mentioned names on the website of Unani medicine department.
Hence, from the above information, we can conclude that the message in question is fake.
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