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    Ministry of Home Affairs Issued Order to Stop Advertisement of AYUSH Claiming Treatment for Covid-19

    In view of the emerging threat in the country due to COVID-19 outbreak, it is imperative to apply and implement various measures for maintaining public safety in all aspects and to control dissemination of misleading information about AYUSH drugs and services.

    Whereas the Ministry of Home Affairs vide Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-II(A), dated 24thMarch, 2020 and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vide Order No. 1-29/2020-pp (Pt II) dated 24th March, 2020 have issued instructions to all Central and State / UT Government Authorities under the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 to take effective measures including making of false claim as punishable offence so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

    Accordingly, in exercise of the powers of Central Government, conferred under Section 33 P of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, it is hereby directed to all concerned ASU and H Regulatory Authorities in the States / Union Territories to stop and prevent publicity and advertisement of AYUSH - related claims for COVID-19 treatment in print, TV and electronic media and take necessary action against the persons / agencies involved in contravening the relevant legal provisions and the aforesaid guidelines of NDMA.

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