Ayush instructed to cancel disinfectant licences

Sushil Manav
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 30

The Haryana Government has ordered the state Ayush Department to cancel by a basic order all licences it had issued for the manufacture of floor disinfectants because the product wasn’t ayurvedic in nature and outdoors its area.

Haryana Order submit row

  • With Covid outbreak, demand for sanitisers and disinfectants spiralled

  • Several producers obtained Ayush licences as approaching FDA would have meant stringent norms

  • Row erupted over licensing between FDA and Ayush following a raid at a unit in Gurugram

The authorities has additionally ordered prosecution in opposition to those that violated guidelines by manufacturing such disinfectants on a licence obtained for hand sanitisers. Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, has instructed the Director General, Ayush Department, that the disinfectants couldn’t have been produced beneath an Ayush licence. The licensing authority (Ayush) has been instructed to challenge a basic order withdrawing all permissions for manufacturing floor disinfectants, flooring cleaners or vegetable disinfectants. The orders have come virtually a month after a row erupted between the FDA and the state Ayush Department over a raid carried out by the FDA at a disinfectant unit in Gurugram. FDA Commissioner Ashok Meena had claimed that the raided agency couldn’t have manufactured such disinfectants with out acquiring a licence from his division.

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