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COVID-19: JUTH produces ‘WHO standard’ hand sanitizers

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The Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, is into production of the World Health Organisation, WHO, standard hand sanitizers to curb Coronavirus spread across the country.

The The Chief Medical Director, CMD, of the hospital, Dr. Edward Banwat, made the disclosure during an interactive session with newsmen at the hospital recently.

According to him, any standard hand sanitizer must contain at least 70 percent of alcohol.

“Any WHO standard hand sanitizer must contain at least not less than 70 percent of alcohol, glycerol and distinct water. If it does not contain at least 70% of these chemicals, it will not work,” he said.

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“In Jos University Teaching Hospital, we produce sanitizers strictly in accordance with the WHO recommendations.

He, however, advised Nigerians to use soaps in the absence of sanitizars in washing their hands.

“So, soap is very effective and people should be encouraged to use the soap and running water to wash their hands,” he added.

Speaking on ventilators, the CMD disclosed that the hospital has about six functioning ventilators in “the best isolation center in the country”.

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“Our isolation center is one of the best in the country. This has been attested to by the DG NCDC, Dr. Chekwe, he visited us.

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“The floor is of international standard. However, the equipment is what we want to be replaced, particularly with this pandemic,” he added.

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