- Former Medical Director of the Ridge Hospital, Dr Thomas Anaba has indicated that the public can use locally distilled gin known as akpeteshie to wash their hands
- He said it is effective and a better alternative to hand sanitizers
-He made this known after many persons took to social media to lament the crazy surge in price of sanitisers
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In the wake of hand sanitisers being overpriced by pharmacies and some traders, former Medical Director of the Ridge Hospital, Dr. Thomas Anaba, has advised the public to use locally distilled gin known as akpeteshie to wash their hands.
According to Dr Anaba, it is better to use akpeteshie as an alternative since sanitisers are exceedingly hard to come by.
He made this known while speaking in an interview on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5FM.
According to the former medical director at Ridge Hospital, akpeteshie is equally effective as a disinfectant.
He, therefore, advised anyone who could not afford a hand sanitizer due to the surge in prices to go in for the local gin which is relatively very cheap but effective.
“In the absence of the hand sanitizer, you can go in for akpeteshie and put it in your hand sanitizer container.It is equally effective,” Dr. Anaba stated.
Meanwhile, the Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Professor Abraham Annan has cautioned the general public against the use of ordinary alcohol as hand sanitizer.
According to Professor Annan, any wrong use of alcohol as a substitute for hand sanitizer could increase one’s chances of contracting the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
He thus advised the public to desist from using ordinary alcohol as a disinfectant.
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