SC declines to hear PIL on herbal concoction said to have shown results in Covid-19 patients

By Sushma Narayanan

The Supreme Court declined to hear a PIL seeking a direction to allow to restart the distribution of a “herbal concoction” claiming it has shown miraculous results in numerous COVID 19 patients, including critical patients with low oxygen levels.

The suit filed by law students( Abhinandan C ) and submitted before the court that the home made herbal concoction prepared by Bonigi  Anandaiah from krishnapatnam town, Nellore District , Andhra Pradesh , and this herbal medicine COVID 19 patients , including critical patients whose blood oxygen levels were less than 90 , and also there was no side effects in this herbal medicine . And dismissed the plea which sought directions to set aside the order passed by collector & District Magistrate and Institution of Lokayukta of telungana and AP to stop the distribution of the herbal concoction & termed the same as illegal being violative of Article 14&21 of the Indian constitution.

While stating that the Ministry of Ayush has not found anything harmful in the medicines, the plea has stated that the herbal concoction has shown miraculous results to many patients, including critical patients with low blood oxygen levels.

The Plea has also challenged the District Management’s order while seeking support to Shri Bonigi Anandaiah to increase the concoction’s production and distribution. The supply of the concoction was prohibited by the District authorities for lack of scientific evidence in terms of the medicines’s efficacy and no permission through any pre established procedure.

The petition stated that considering the current circumstances when thousands of lives are being lost daily, the government’s decision to stop distribution of the Herbal concoction made up of 100% natural ingredients and with no side effects is arbitrary and unreasonable.

Despite that respondent authorities have, however taken an arbitrary decision in violation of article 14 of the constitution of India, to stop the distribution of the said herbal concoction till a detailed research, analysis and clinical trails are conducted, averred the Plea.

During the hearing, the CJI said don’t make this court fun. And the case dismissed. The case came here for stupid reasons. Even any medicine like herbal or scientific or chemical medicines must prove its efficacy. Then only it was approved and supplies for public welfare.