- KNUST has manufactured and released its own hand sanitizers for sale
- The new product, Pharmaclean, comes in different sizes and prices
- The product comes in the wake of price hikes and shortages of hand sanitizers across the country
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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has manufactured its own alcohol-based hand sanitizers to help stop Coronavirus from spreading in Ghana.
There has been a reported shortage of hand sanitizers following the confirmation of Ghana's first Coronavirus cases.
Even those with a few stocks have reportedly hiked the prices to astronomical levels following the announcement sanitizers with about 70% alcohol volume are the best substitutes for handwashing amid the Coronavirus scare.
In what is a quick-fix solution to the problem by KNUST, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the university has released their own sanitizers which are to sell at affordable prices.
According to a report YEN.com.gh sighted on Adomonline.com, the new Pharmaclean Hand Sanitizers will come in varied volumes.
The school's university relations officer, Dr Norris Bekoe, who is reported to have broken the news, is quoted to have put the price of the product between GHC15 - GHC25, depending on the volume or size.
Dr Bekoe said the sanitizers were yet to hit the open market but were available for bulk order by wholesalers.
Just like recommended, Pharmaclean has an alcohol content of 70% and it is expected to be highly effective fo combat the virus.
The release of the product is expected to address the issue of shortage and reduce the abnormal cost of sanitizers in shops across the country.
Meanwhile, Ghana has confirmed its seventh Coronavirus case on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
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