Made in Pakistan: Pakistan’s Ministry Develops Hand Sanitizers to Battle Against COVID-19

Following the rise in prices of hand sanitisers due to the increasing country-wide shortages of coronavirus products, the Pakistan Council Scientific Research (PCSIR) has established hand sanitizers, which now are available on a mass basis, in the sense of the department that falls under the umbrella of the Minister of Science and Technology.

“Hand sanitizer by PCSIR (Ministry of S&T) WHO approved standards are now available on mass level,” announced federal minister Fawad Chaudhry, in a tweet post.

The minister added that all provincial governments are advised to contact PCSIR in the provincial Head Quarters for mass supplies. He added that the product will also be made available on Utility stores.

Pakistan has confirmed its two coronavirus-related deaths as two patients died in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from the novel coronavirus, KP Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra tweeted. The second announcement came less than two hours after a COVID-19 death was reported from Mardan district, which was the first death from the virus in Pakistan. The second fatality was a 36-year-old patient from Hangu, who was being treated at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital.

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