The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has released newly-manufactured alcohol-based hand sanitizers into the Ghanaian market today.

The University’s product has come to provide a better alternative to people who are complaining of exorbitant charges placed on hand sanitizers

The Pharmaclean Hand Sanitizers, as the product line is named, come in varied volumes and are produced by the university’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Dr. Bekoe said the sanitizers were yet to hit the open market but were available for bulk order by wholesalers.

The hand sanitizer is going for GHS15-GHS25 per volume and size

The KNUST-produced sanitizers have an alcohol content of 70%, meeting the recommended alcohol content by health experts for the fight against the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

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The KNUST’s release of the product comes a few days after manufacturing companies in Ghana had met the President over the production of the same alcohol-based products.

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.