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Patanjali Dairies Director Dies From Covid-19, Company Says It Had No Role In His Allopathic Treatment | India News


NEW DELHI: Sunil Bansal, who ran yoga guru Ramdev’s dairy business Patanjali Ayurved, died of COVID-19, the company said Monday, adding that it had “no role in his allopathic treatment.”
Bansal, 57, who was vice president of the dairy division of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, died on May 19.
A dairy science specialist, Bansal joined Patanjali’s dairy business in January 2018 when the company announced plans to sell packaged cow’s milk and other dairy products such as curd, buttermilk and cheese.
“He died of COVID-19 on May 19 at Rajasthan Hospital, Jaipur, where his wife is a senior health official of the Government of Rajasthan,” the Haridwar-based firm said in a statement.
His death comes at a time when Ramdev is sparking controversy over his comments on allopathic medicines and Covid-19. The statement also reflected that.
“Patanjali had no role in his allopathic treatment, which was largely coordinated by his wife,” he said. “However, we were concerned and used to ask his wife for his well-being.”
On Sunday, Ramdev was forced to withdraw a statement made in a viral video clip in which he is heard saying that “thousands of people have died from taking allopathic drugs for Covid-19.”
You can also hear him questioning some of the medications that are used to treat the disease.
The statement was met with vociferous protests from the medical association, after which the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asked him to withdraw the “extremely unfortunate” statement.
“It is very regrettable to have lost an energetic young colleague who was a foreman,” Patanjali said in the statement about Bansal’s death.

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