70 Ayurveda licences in three months, no checks

Vishav Bharti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 8

In a show of surprising haste, the Ayurveda Department handed out on common one licence daily handy sanitiser producers with out following the protocols.

As per the report of Directorate of Ayurveda, Punjab, 70 new manufacturers had been given licence to promote out there since March, with out checking the uncooked materials or formulations. There have been situations the place a producer received the licence in a day and the product was out out there the following day.

The state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just lately examined two Ayurvedic sanitisers and each failed the standard check. One of those, manufactured in Jalandhar, contained over 95 per cent methanol. Several others didn’t point out the plant’s location, obligatory beneath the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

The FDA is learnt to have conveyed to the Directorate of Ayurveda in regards to the extra use of methanol in sanitisers.

Dr Rakesh Sharma, Director, Ayurveda, mentioned that they had acquired directions from the Centre to advertise ayurvedic merchandise within the battle in opposition to Covid-19. “We are testing all Ayurvedic hand sanitisers and will take stringent action against defaulters,” he mentioned.

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