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Pakistan

Pakistan's ministry develops hand sanitizers to battle against COVID-19

All provincial governments are advised to contact PCSIR in the provincial Head Quarters for mass supplies.
19 Mar 2020
  • All provincial governments are advised to contact PCSIR in the provincial Head Quarters for mass supplies.

In wake of the spike in rates of hand sanitizers due to the emerging shortage of the product across the country amid coronavirus concerns, the Pakistan Council of Scientific Research (PCSIR), a department that falls under the umbrella of the Ministry of Science and Technology has develop hand sanitizers, which are now available on a mass level.  

“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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