Prisoners gear up to make sanitizers

Visakhapatnam: Inmates of Visakhapatnam Central Jail have come forward to do their bit to help amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The inmates and prison department officials have decided to manufacture sanitizers to supply to other prisons as well as to the market and are currently awaiting license from the Drug Control Administration (DCA).s
The required machinery has already been set up for the manufacture of alcohol-based sanitizers at the prison. The raw material has been procured and some inmates have also been trained.
Speaking to TOI, S Rahul, superintendent of Visakhapatnam Central Jail said that they are currently awaiting the DCA’s permission to kick-start the manufacturing process. “We are planning to launch hand sanitizers in 250ml and 500ml packs,” he said.
Inmates of several central prisons in Andhra Pradesh, including Visakhapatnam, Nellore, Rajahmundry and Kadapa, have been making masks over the last few months. Government organisations have been procuring the masks from here and the demand seems to be good, said a prison official.

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