BJP MP Pragya Thakur who was treated for COVID symptoms in 2020, said that she was protected against COVID because she consumes cow urine every day. She also claimed that it can cure lung infections caused by COVID.
Media reports quoted her at a party gathering stating that if one had desi gau mutra (urine from an indigenous cow) everyday it can cure lung infection.
She said she consumes it everyday and that is why she does not have to take any medicine against COVID. Earlier she has claimed that a mix of cow urine and other products had helped her beat cancer.
Doctors warning against cow dung as COVID cure
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has warned against the use of cow dung to ward of COVID and that it may lead to other diseases.
A Reuters report had earlier quoted Dr. JA Jayalal, national president of the IMA as saying that there is no concrete scientific evidence that cow dung or urine work to boost immunity against COVID.
He had warned of diseases spreading from animal to humans when cow dung and such are smeared on bodies. Media reports quoting doctors warned that the practice of smearing cow dung may result in black fungal infection.
Pragya Thakur’s controversial statements
BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur had in January this year against called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a “patriot”. she is was an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.
Her comments cake after Congress leader Digvijaya Singh called Godse the first terrorist. In May 2019, during the Lok Sabha polls, Pragya Thakur had called Godse a patriot but withdrew her statement and apologized for it after it became controversial.
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