Wednesday 24th July 2024
Wednesday 24th July 2024
गृहपृष्ठNepalDDA-produced sanitizer in high demand 

DDA-produced sanitizer in high demand 

KATHMANDU: Sanitizer produced by the Department of Drugs Administration – a government undertaking has been high in demand in the market. 

The Department’s product has witnessed growing demand at time when sanitizers produced and made available by different companies in the market have been found to be mixed with poisonous chemicals. 

Acting Director General of the Department, Bijaya Shree Ratna Bajracharya, shared that the daily transaction of sanitizer is around 300,000. 

The Department has been producing allopathic drugs, mainly Cetamol, Cetaplus, Jeevanjal, sanitizer, glycerine and distilled water. 

Bajracharya shared that the sanitizers have been produced since March in keeping with the growing need of the market. “We had initiated manufacturing the sanitizer keeping into consideration the market need prior to the enforcement of lockdown on 24 march 2020. Now our manufacturing capacity is 20,000 litres,”  he added. 

“Our product has drawn market attention after the sanitizers manufactured by different companies were found fixed with hazardous chemicals,” he said. 

According to the Department, the market price of a 60 ml sanitizer is Rs 78, Rs 125 for 100 ml, Rs 250 for 200 ml and Rs 450 for 500 ml.

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