‘Nadda to look into Ramdev medicine’
Amid a controversy over an ayurvedic medicine being sold by Ramdev’s pharmacy that allegedly promised a male child, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said the Union Health Minister has already assured opposition MPs that the matter will be looked into.
“It is a gender issue. If you are asking for only a male child, it is illegal. The Health Minister (JP Nadda) has said that the matter will be looked into,” he said, while reacting to the uproar in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday over ‘Divya Putrajeevak Beej’ sold by Divya Pharmacy.
“However, you cannot bring this (product) under misleading advertisement,” he said.
Without elaborating whether his ministry is taking any action on the medicine at a time when the NDA government was carrying out its ‘Beti Bachhao’ campaign, Paswan said if a product did not deliver what it promises, only then can it be misleading.
Meanwbhile, Ramdev on Friday rebutted allegations that it was being sold for conceiving a male child and claimed that he was being targeted through “lies” to defame the Prime Minister.
However, he said a disclaimer will be added on the package of the medicine ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ that it does not promise a male child and claimed it is named so after the scientific name of the herb ‘Putranjiva roxburghii Wall’.