UAE-Made Hand Sanitizers To Be Distributed Free Among Low-Income Families

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE-Made Hand Sanitizers To Be Distributed Free Among Low-Income Families

The Central Testing Laboratory in Abu Dhabi has developed hand sanitizers that meet international standards and guidelines. The 60ml sanitisers will be distributed free of cost to low-income families and workers in Abu Dhabi. Considering the importance of sanitizers in the current period, CTL developed a product that adheres to the US Food and Drug Administration as well as the WHO guidelines.

The sanitizer is antibacterial and antimicrobial and contains 80 per cent alcohol. Bottles tested for its safety and efficacy will be distributed among the low income group in Abu Dhabi.

“QCC continues its efforts in providing quality infrastructure services in the emirate. In light of the current circumstances with the spread of the new coronavirus, we are committed to enabling relevant regulatory bodies through its testing services to verify the safety of food and medication circulated in Abu Dhabi,” said Dr Hilal Al Kaabi, secretary-general of the QCC.

What Else?

Abu Dhabi now has specially-designed vehicles to sterilize the city. The initiative is a collaborative effort by the Department of Municipalities and Transport and Abu Dhabi Center for Waste Management (Tadweer).

The specially-designed trucks sterilise public facilities and residential areas. The move is part of the ongoing sterilization program happening in the UAE.

What’s It?

45 special vehicles are used to wash and sterilize Abu Dhabi streets. The vehicles are equipped with a dual spray capability to achieve the best results. The vehicles can spray sterilisation materials for 100 metres and are supported by two fans, with a capacity of 30 kilowatts.

Each vehicle can hold up to 10,000 litres of water and consumes about 10 cubic meters of water per hour.  This also makes it an eco-friendly consumption of water and materials, and the ability to clean as many areas as possible.