This University In Himachal Pradesh Has Invented Its Own Sanitiser

Publish On: 23 Mar, 2020 12:02 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

SOLAN: As the novel coronavirus continues to spread in the nation, essential safety items like masks and specially sanitizers keep going out to stock. Therefore, in order to supply good quality sanitisers, the Nauni-based Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry took it to themselves to invent its own herbal moisturising hand sanitiser.

The university launched the product on the occasion of International Day of Forests, as the sanitizer was created by the scientists from the Department of Forest Products. Vice-Chancellor Parvinder Kaushal was there to release it.

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The scientists, under the guidance of Principal Yash Pal Sharma, who is also a Phytochemist included Meenu Sood, Rohit Sharma and analyst Chitralekha Bhardwaj, developed the merchandise as per World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines using herbal products which were grown at a university research farm.

In the first phase, the sanitisers are going to be distributed for free to all or any offices and departments of the university.

"The product has been developed using local herbal products grown at the campus. The alcohol content during this hand sanitiser is as per the WHO guidelines. aside from using alcohol, which acts as a disinfectant, the merchandise uses several herbal and forest products that enhance the sanitizers quality," said Sharma.

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The sanitiser is full of naturally extracted oils, which increase the antiseptic properties and fight off bacterial contamination. It also provides cooling and natural fragrance alongside moisturizing the skin upon use.