Health minister to look into Ramdev medicine issue: Ram Vilas Paswan

Kolkata: Amid a controversy over an ayurvedic medicine being sold by Ramdev's pharmacy that allegedly promised a male child, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said the Union Health minister has already assured opposition MPs that the matter will be looked into.

Health minister to look into Ramdev medicine issue: Ram Vilas PaswanUnion minister Ram Vilas Paswan speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday. Pic/PTI

"It is a gender issue. If you are asking for only a male child, it is illegal. The health minister (J P Nadda) has said that the matter will be looked into," he said here today while reacting to the uproar in the Rajya Sabha yesterday over 'Divya Putrajeevak Beej' sold by Divya Pharmacy.

"However, you cannot bring this (product) under misleading advertisement," he said. Without elaborating whether his ministry is taking any action on the medicine at a time when the NDA government was carrying out its 'Beti Bachhao' campaign, Paswan said if a product did not deliver what it promises, only then can it be misleading.

The opposition had demanded a ban on the ayurvedic product in Rajya Sabha yesterday and sought stringent action against the manufacturers.

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