Jalandhar, April 9, 2020: In a major initiative aimed at checking to overprice of the hand sanitizers, soaps, detergent, washing soap, masks, mops and wipers in Jalandhar, the district administration would soon ensure the home delivery of these items to people.
Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma said that due to huge demand of the hand sanitizers in the district complaints were regularly pouring in regarding the overpricing of this commodity due to ‘artificial scarcity’ created by some miscreants. He said that in order to check this district administration has roped in two major distilleries for providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers to the people. Sharma said that these hand sanitizers would be available in various packaging starting from 50 ml to 500 ml and would be provided at affordable prices.
The Deputy Commissioner said that as the administration was already providing essentials like milk, vegetable, grocery and others to people, in the same manner, this would also be ensured to people at their doorsteps on the rate fixed by the administration. He said that the basic idea was to combat the COVID- 19 epidemic in a better manner.Sharma reiterated that there was no shortage of any such thing in the market adding that the administration was duty-bound to streamline the supply of all the essential things to people.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner said that washing hands with simple water and soap were equally good as that of using Sanitizer. He said that people must prefer to wash hand where soap and water was available and use sanitizer only if the water and soap was unavailable. . Sharma also appealed the people to stay ‘self home quarantined’ to check the spread of Coron Virus in the district.