New Delhi : Ganga water can play an important role in defeating the corona. Prof. Vijay Vijay Nath (VN) Mishra of BHU’s Department of Neurology said that in 1896, when the Kalra epidemic occurred, Dr. Hakin did a research in which he said that those who consume Ganga water, do not have Kalra. That research was done for a long time. Then in 1940, a discovery was made in which it was found that a bacteriophage found in the Ganges water kills the virus.
Now, the team of BHU IMS has done research on the effect of corona on the people living on the banks of the Ganges. The research presented by the team says that corona infection has a 10% effect on the people who uses Ganga water. The research paper has been published in the US International Journal of Microbiology issue.
In a preliminary survey, the team led by Dr. Rameshwar Chaurasia, neurologist Prof. VN Mishra, head of the Department of Neurology, BHU, found that regular Ganga baths and those who consume Ganga water in some form are not affected by corona infection. The team claimed in its research that 90 percent of people survived corona infection. Similarly, in 42 districts along the Ganga, the infection of corona is less than 50 per cent compared to the rest of the cities and the number of people who recover quickly after the infection is high.
The research team of Bacteriophage includes Dr. Rajneesh Chaturvedi, a scientist at the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, IITR Lucknow, Dr. Abhishek of BHU, Dr. Varun Singh, Dr. Anand Kumar and Research Scholar Nidhi and Amicus Curie, Advocate Arun Gupta of Allahabad High Court. Bacteriophage are found in the Ganges to fight the virus. In 1980, it was discovered that bacteriophage are found in all rivers but 1300 types are found in Ganga. There are 130 types of bacteriophage found in Yamuna. 120 types in Narmada.
The leader of the Bacteriophage team doing research on Ganga water, Prof. VN Mishra said that with the study, sampling was done at hundred places from Gomukh to Ganga Sagar. Ganga water nasal spray has also been prepared for Bacteriophage therapy of corona patients. Its detail report has been sent to the Ethical Committee of IMS. The Human Trial will also start as soon as the consent of the 12-member Ethical Committee headed by Prof. V Bhattacharya is agreed.
Dr. VN Mishra said that 250 people will be tested after agreeing with the Ethical Committee. Ganga water brought from Gangnani will be given to the selected people as nasal spray and the rest will be given plain distilled water. After this, the report will be sent to the Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR after studying the result.
The BHU team on Sunday conducted a corona check of 49 people at Panchganga Ghat. 48 people were found to be negative and one person was corona positive. Earlier, on Wednesday, the team had conducted sampling of 54 people at Tulsighat, Bhadaini, Chet Singh Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat and all reports came negative.
A nasal spray of Ganges water has also been prepared. In fact, the team of doctors of BHU has prepared a spray from the bacteriophage virus that eats the bacteria in the Ganges water. It has been claimed that corona can be easily treated with this. Hypothesis research has been done on this, which has been accepted by the International Journal of Microbiology in the month of September. Now a proposal has been made to the Ethical Committee of Institute of Medical Sciences. After getting approval there, further action will be initiated.
BHU’s Institute of Medical Sciences and Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, Prof. of the Department of Neurology, BHU, VN Mishra has formed a team. Professor Mishra told that Hypothesis research was done by collecting data from research already published in papers and journals in the country and abroad. It was informed that samples of bacteriophages were taken from 17 places including Gomukh, Bulandshahar, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi.
It was found that where the Ganges is completely clean, it has the ability to kill other bacteria. He said that this research has been accepted only on September 2. It is expected to be published soon. Meanwhile, a proposal has been sent to IMS for spray treatment. After getting approval from there, a plan has been made for clinical trials on 198 corona patients. Professor Mishra said that if you succeed, everyone can get corona medicine in the form of nasal spray for only Rs. 10.