Health Ministry's No to spraying of disinfectants on humans
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The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has Advisory against the spraying of disinfectant on people for COVID-19 management.

Ministry has received many queries regarding the efficacy (if any) of use disinfectants. The strategy seems to have gained a lot of media attention and is also being reportedly used at local levels in certain districts/local bodies.

In view of the above, the following advisory is issued:

• Spraying of individuals or groups is NOT recommended under any circumstances.

• Spraying an individual or group with chemical disinfectants is physically and psychologically harmful.

• Even if a person is potentially exposed to the COVID-19 virus, spraying the external part of the body does not kill the virus that has entered your body.

• Spraying of chlorine on individuals can lead to irritation of eyes and skin and potentially gastrointestinal effects such as nausea and vomiting.

• Inhalation of sodium hypochlorite can lead to irritation of mucous membranes to the nose, throat, respiratory tract and may also cause bronchospasm.

• Additionally use of such measures may, in fact, lead to a false sense of disinfection & safety and actually hamper public observance to hand washing and social distancing measures.

Note: Advisory against the spraying of disinfectant on people for COVID-19 management is attached as pdf.

Source: MOHFW
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A●●●●●a C●●●●●●●y
A●●●●●a C●●●●●●●y General Medicine
Thank you for this. I thought I was the only one thinking how stupid this practice was.
Apr 25, 2020Like4
Dr. s●●●●●i S●●●●●●●●●●●●m
Dr. s●●●●●i S●●●●●●●●●●●●m General Medicine
How much ever we say, these govt officials don' t heed to this at all??
Apr 25, 2020Like4
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i Internal Medicine
They want to show they have done their best.!!!
Apr 25, 2020Like2