The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is stepping in to help combat the hand sanitizer shortage in Ghana by creating their own alcohol-based solutions.
The University’s timely intervention follows recent reports of shortages and increasing cost of the product in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Known as Pharmaclean Hand Sanitizers, the product comes in varied volumes and are being made by the university’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
University Relations Officer, Dr Norris Bekoe told adomonline.com that the products were yet to hit the open market but were available for bulk order by wholesalers.
He gave the unit cost of the products to be between GH¢15 and GH¢25, depending on volume or size.
The KNUST-produced sanitizers have an alcohol content of 70%, meeting the recommended alcohol content by health experts for the fight against the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
The KNUST’s release of the product comes a few days after manufacturing companies in Ghana had met the President over the production of the same alcohol-based products.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ghana now stands at seven.
The latest patient is a 35-year-old Ghanaian who had returned into the country from France.
The government has stepped up efforts to prevent the deadly disease from spreading.
Source: Daily Mail GH with additional files from Adomonline.com