Export feasibility of hand sanitisers examined by CDSCO

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has instructed the Drug Controllers of all the States and Union Territories (UT) to submit the details after assessing the production capacity and sufficiency of availability of hand sanitisers in the domestic market by the afternoon of May 15, 2020.

Following details have to be furnished by State Drug Controllers:-

1.- Name and address of manufacturers
2.- Average per month production capacity (in litres) of each manufacturer
3.- Average actual monthly production in April 2020 (in litres)
4.- Has the firm fulfilled the domestic supply request ?
5.- Does the manufacturer have suuficient supply and availability of raw materials like ethanol, IPA etc., for manufacturing and production?

If an excess is available after fulfilment of the domestic request, how much (in litres)?
After assessment CDSCO has also asked each Drug Controller to prepare a summary data which will inform about the sufficient availability of hand sanitisers in their respective States and UTs. The data should also be based upon whether the hand sanitisers are being produced by firms in quantities that exceed the demand in domestic markets of India.

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