MUMBAI: A Congress Corporator wants Mumbai civic body to use cow urine to sanitise hospitals across the metrpolis.
Parminder Bhamra said cow urine has 'germ-killing' property and he has been using it for long to clean his home. The Corporator from Malad, North Mumbai has submitted a proposal to the Shiv Sena-BJP run Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), urging it to use cow urine as disinfectant in public hospitals.
"Gomutra (cow urine) has been used for this purpose since ages. I use it at home every day. It kills germs and is easily available; I get it from the nearby gaushala (cattle shed). I am sure even hospitals can be cleaned properly using it," said Bhamra today. The Congress leader also wants private hospitals to be cleaned with cow urine.
Asked if his proposal would face opposition from political parties, Bhamra told PTI that he did not see such a thing happening. "I wish to remind people that cow with her calf was once the symbol of my party. "This is not a political issue. I have made the proposal keeping in view my personal experience in using cow urine for cleaning and considering its medicinal properties," Bhamra maintained.
However, doctors did not appear enthusiastic about Bhamra's idea. Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM Hospital, said, "I am not aware of this particular proposal or who suggested it. I'll have to check its effectiveness before commenting."
Bhamra's proposal is marked on the agenda for the BMC general meeting on November 3. In March, cow urine was touted as a cure for cancer in the Rajya Sabha by BJP member Shankarbhai N. The BJP MP had said, "If you want to save yourself from cancer, there is a need to protect cows on a priority because cow urine is effective in curing cancer completely."