Varanasi: A trial of the Institute of Medical Science of Kashi Hindu University in Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh has claimed that bacteriophages present in Ganga water can defeat the COVID-19 virus. The trial has been ranked in the upcoming issue of the International Journal of Microbiology among human trial preparations for treatment of COVID-19 from Ganges water.
HOD Pro of BHU's Neurology Department. Rameshwar Nath Chaurasia, Neurologist Proc. The team of doctors under VN Mishra surveyed 490 persons. Pro. VN Mishra said that the team found in preliminary survey that COVID-19 infection has little effect on regular Ganga baths and those who consume Ganga water in some way. In addition, a survey was conducted on 273 persons taking regular Ganga baths and consuming Ganga water, living within 50 meters of the Ganges. It consisted of 30 to 90 age groups. None of this resulted in COVID-19. This survey gave strength to our test.
217 persons living within a radius of 50 meters were also included, who did not use Gangajal in any way. Of these, 20 persons were COVID-19 and two of them died. Pro. Mishra said that bacteriophage samples were taken from 17 areas including Gomukh, Bulandshahar, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi. It was found that where the Ganges is completely clean, it has the ability to kill other bacteria. Our team has prepared a spray and COVID-19 can be countered by this. It is now to see how effective this spray is.