Dhaka: Berger Paints Bangladesh has launched a hand sanitising solution "Mr Expert Advanced Hand Sanitiser" as demand for hand sanitiser and liquid soap has increased following the coronavirus pandemic.
The Berger Mr Expert Advanced Hand Sanitiser - is a liquid-based product and comes in a 250ml pack at BDT 180.
"The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended two alcohol-based sanitiser formulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Berger Paints Bangladesh is commercially producing its hand sanitisers following the WHO formulations," a press release of the company said on June 30.
The painting solution provider said in the absence of a vaccine or effective antiviral drugs, personal hygiene is a mainstay of efforts to prevent the virus spread.
Since hand washing is not always practical when people are out of their homes, alcohol-based hand sanitisers provide a quick and simple alternative.
The company said Berger hand sanitisers are being manufactured as the company has received all the necessary statutory approvals and permissions from the Department of Narcotics Control.
Berger said the COVID-19 pandemic is causing massive disruption in daily life and every organisation including the government is trying its best to tackle the outbreak.
"Hand sanitisers, as part of personal hygiene, have been playing an important role in preventing the spread of the infection. And being one of the oldest and renowned companies of the country, we believe it is our responsibility to contribute as much as possible during such a situation," said AKM Sadeque Nawaj, General Manager (Marketing), Berger Paints Bangladesh.
In the meantime, the company has already distributed hand sanitising items among its dealers and painters to boost personal hygiene and safety.