Even though several of Patanjali’s products have failed tests, Baba Ramdev’s venture has been unstoppable in India. But in a reality check, now Nepal has ordered Ramdev’s Patanjali has rejected six of its medical products as they failed microbial tests. Yes, you read it right.
Nepal’s Department of Drug Administration has asked Baba Ramdev to immediately recall its six products made by Divya Pharmacy in Uttarakhand. In a public notice, the administration said that the products were found to be of substandard quality while they were inspected at various outlets.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the authorities have asked the local unit of Patanjali to recall the products from the Nepalese market and keep them informed about the process involved. The medicines that failed the test were –
- Patanjali’s Amla Churna of batch no AMC 067
- Divya Gashar Churna of batch no A-GHCI31
- Bahuchi Churna of batch no BKC 011
- Triphala Churna of batch no A-TPC151
- Aswangandha of batch no AGC 081
- Adviya Churna of batch no DYC 059
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In addition to this, another India-made drug Bactoclav, which was manufactured by Bengaluru-based Micro Lab Ltd, also failed the tests.
And this is not the first time that Patanjali’s products have failed quality tests. A recent RTI reply revealed that nearly 40% of the Ayurveda products including Patanjali Amla Juice and Shivlingi Beej were found to be of substandard quality by Haridwar’s Ayurveda and Unani Office.
Also the amla juice was suspended by the armed forces’ Canteen Stores Department (CSD) in April.