Forget Phenyl, Rajasthan Hospital Will Try Out ‘Cow Urine’ As A Disinfectant

Soon, phenyl might be replaced by Cow urine as a disinfectant.

Jaipur’s biggest government-run hospital Sawai Man Singh (SMS) is set to test the effectiveness of ‘Gau Clean’ – a disinfectant made from cow urine.

As reported by TOI, the move comes following the directions of state health minister Rajendra Rathore.

Rathore had earlier said that a team of doctors were asked to study how effective the cow urine is and whether it really works or not.

Supporting the move, Rajasthan’s minister of Gaupalan (cow-rearing) department, Otaram Dewasi, said that their aim is to find out how cow can become a source of income. He added:

“‘Gau Clean’ gets the licence from the Ayurveda department, it can be used in other government offices, buildings and even people will buy it from the market.”


SMS hospital will be using cow urine manufactured under the name of a trust that runs a ‘gau mutra’ (cow urine) refinery at Pathmeda in Sirohi district.

The hospital superintendent Dr Man Prakash Sharma said:

“We have constituted a committee of three doctors which will test the effectiveness of the ‘gau mutra’ disinfectant. The committee will analyse its use in the ICU, on various medical equipment, hospital floor and various other properties as a disinfectant and a report will be submitted to the government.”

The hospital administration which has already received 50 bottles of ‘Gau Clean’ is yet to identify the areas where the new product will be tested.

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