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Golaghat youth makes sanitiser

By Correspondent

DERGAON, March 20 - To end the ongoing scarcity of hand sanitisers in the market � which can be used as a preventive measure against COVID-19 � a locally-made sanitiser has been appreciated in Golaghat.

Bhujanga Sarmah, a pharmacist by profession, prepared the solution as per World Health Organisation specifications and kept it in front of his pharmacy for public use.

Talking to this correspondent, Sarmah said he made the preparation using isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and glycerine in a 1:2:2 ratio in a completely sterilised condition.

�With a 100 per cent alcohol base, the mixture is made with 30 ml alcohol and 200 ml water. A little amount of Dettol was also used to give the mixture a perfume. The 200 ml sanitiser costs just Rs 19 only,� he said.

As a service to the community, the youth who has a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, is offering the solution for use by the public in front of his pharmacy at Tapan Nagar in Golaghat town, and says he is also ready to share his formula.

Hailing from Hamdoi Pathar, 7 km from Golaghat town, he completed his BPharm from Dibrugarh University in 2017.

People have praised the efforts of the youth. Dr Ananta Baruah, a physician in Golaghat, said that the youth prepared the solution as per norms and so it could be used for washing hands without hesitation. �Necessity is the mother of invention and so the effort is praiseworthy,� he said.

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