According to CAT, it has been proved in various research that many types of diseases and viruses can be spread from one person to another through note.
Can covid virus spread through notes?
Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) today sent a memorandum to the government seeking clarification in this matter regarding the dangers of spread of covid through currency notes. At the same time, expressing regret over the government’s silence on this important issue, CAIT has asked the Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya and ICMR Chairman Dr. Balram Bhargava to immediately clarify whether the currency note contains virus or not. CAIT expressed concern that lakhs of businessmen across the country come in contact with a large number of notes every day, in such a situation, the government should clarify whether viruses have been found on the note or not.
Kat unhappy with the silence of the government
CAT National President Shri B.C. Bhartia and National General Secretary Shri Praveen Khandelwal said that this matter is pending since 2018 for which CAT has regularly sent various memorandums but both Union Health Ministry and ICMR have kept silence in this matter. He said that in the current circumstances, this clarification is very important because Kovid is spread through a virus. CAIT expressed concern that handling of currency notes by lakhs of traders across the country is part of their day-to-day functioning and if it is proved that currency notes spread the virus, it could be fatal not only for the traders but also for their customers. Is. Mr. Bhartia and Mr. Khandelwal said that on the issue related to the spread of various diseases from currency notes, CAIT had first sent a memorandum to the then Finance Minister Late Shri Arun Jaitley and the then Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 2nd September, 2018 and their Later in 2019, 2020 and 2021, several other reminders were also given to the Ministry of Health and ICMR, but no clarification was received from both the Ministry of Health and the ICMR, although this issue was very serious. Business leaders said that “we do not understand why the explanation is being suppressed”.
In the memorandum, mention of the research of disease spread through note
In their letter to Mr. Mandaviya, Mr. Bhartia and Mr. Khandelwal asked the ministry to clarify whether currency notes are a potential carrier for other viruses, including COVID, as various credible studies have shown that currency notes have There is a high risk of getting various viruses and causes many infectious diseases. In view of the current corona virus and other precautionary reasons, prompt clarification from the government is more important. It is true that currency notes contain micro-organisms that can cause diseases and infections. Several experts have warned that currency notes are spreading diseases including urinary and respiratory tract infections, skin infections and recurrent meningitis. They can also contribute to causing septicemia and toxic shock syndrome. CAT has cited the 2016 report of Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Science, International Journal of Advanced Research and confirmed by King George’s Medical University, Lucknow in its various studies and researches and It was established that currency notes carry the virus with them during the exchange of hands between people. If the report is correct, then it is very worrying for the common people and hence needs credible explanation by the health ministry and ICMR, so that people are made aware about the proper handling of cash in a manner that does not cause any loss.