Mumbai: A case has been registered against a doctor for claiming to provide ‘preventive medicine’ for coronavirus in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, an official said on Thursday. Also Read - After Losing Father to COVID-19, Boxer Anthony Yarde's Grandmother Dies Of Same

Dr Sarvar Raje Khan, an Ayurveda MD, allegedly put up a board outside his clinic in Vasai city that a preventive medicine for coronavirus “flu” was available. Also Read - Brian Lara Draws Reference From Sachin Tendulkar's Unbeaten 241 vs Australia to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic, Says Need to Learn Discipline From Master Blaster

As the advertisement was misleading, a case was registered against him under IPC section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant) and also the Disaster Management Act, 2005, for spreading rumours about coronavirus treatment, said an official of Waliv police station. Also Read - Govt Recommends Homemade Face Masks While Stepping Out of House; Follow These DIY Steps

The district collector has issued an order against spreading rumours and misleading information about the disease, the official said.

Khan had allegedly put up a signboard saying “Prevention is better than cure, Corona Flu preventive medicine available”.