The Plateau State branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has observed with dismay the proliferation of many brands of hand sanitizers ….
PSN cautions against substandard sanitisers
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Plateau State branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has observed with dismay the proliferation of many brands of hand sanitizers in circulation with many alleged of causing allergy on body and rashes.
“These sources of spurious products are not pharmaceutically certified even during this pandemic,” it said.
It also debunked the notion that the intake of alcohol beverages was a preventive measure against covid-19, cautioning against its excessive intake, saying it triggers hypertension and other health conditions.
The state chairman of the association, Pharm. Dauda Dangiwa, while briefing journalists in Jos, yesterday, decried the circulation of substandard hand sanitisers in the state.
He said residents should only use an approved World Health Organisation (WHO) standard of 70 per cent alcohol.
While urging pharmaceutical outfits against increasing their product, he said a task force has been set up to ensure compliance.
He commended the state government for the proposed fumigation exercise in public places, urging residents to adopt personal and respiratory hygiene as precautionary measures.