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COVID-19: Substandard Hand Sanitizers In Circulation – Ehanire Warns

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday, noted that research carried out by the Federal Ministry of Health, revealed that some sanitizers in circulation are not up to standard.

Ehanire revealed this while speaking at the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja today.

The Minister in his statement revealed how Nigerians can identify original sanitizer.

“I will start by using the opportunity to issue an advisory on sanitiser. You will see a lot of sanitisers out in the market. A study carried out by research institution in the Ministry of Health has shown not all of them are up to standard.”

“In buying sanitisers, there is an advisory I will like to share. You must look first of all at the NAFDAC number. A sanitiser should have a NAFDAC number.”

“Secondly, it should have a place where the ingredients are displayed. You must see that it contains a minimum of 60% alcohol. If it is anything different from that, the sanitiser is not going to do the job you think it is doing,” he said.

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