GUWAHATI, April 25 - The Chemists and Druggists Association of Assam (CDAA) has said people will get hand sanitizers and masks at all retail chemist counters in the State from now on, at a price fixed by the government.
The CDAA on Saturday in a press statement said the consumers can contact pharmacies in their respective areas to procure hand sanitizers and other products like handwash soaps, disinfectants from Dettol, Savlon, etc. at prices (MRP) fixed by the government across the State.
�A local manufacturer of Assam took the lead in making these products available at government recommended prices while maintaining the quality. The �Handuser-C� of GRD Pharmaceuticals is the first such hand sanitizer brand in the north-east region,� president Dr NL Agarwala and secretary Jitu Barman of the CDAA stated.
�The customers should refrain from buying sanitizers above government rates and old MRPs. The current MRP rate as per government rule is Rs 250 for 500 ml, Rs 100 for 200 ml and Rs 50 for 100 ml,� the statement added.
The association noted that there has been a sudden growth in sanitizer manufacturing companies in different parts of the State and the majority of them are producing sanitizers and other products without having requisite licences or expertise.
�They are not following the mandatory norms for manufacturing health products as recommended by ICMR and dermatologists. The genuineness of such products is also questionable. Such companies and individuals are also producing masks and selling them at higher prices thereby violating the provisions of different Acts under which these products are regulated and distributed at government-approved MRPs,� the statement added.