COVID-19: Army Officer & Wife Formulate Low-Cost Aloe Vera-Based Sanitizer

Major Rohit Rathee and his wife Srishti Singh have formulated an aloe vera and alcohol-based sanitizer to help Army troops combat the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic.

The low-cost sanitizer has been produced in accordance with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on hand hygiene and healthcare.

The cost of the sanitizer is Rs 320 per litre, which is almost half the price of sanitizers available in the market.

Till date, a total of 809 litres of sanitiser has been prepared by the couple.

Major Rathee is an officer of Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers attached with the Yol-based 9 Corps in Himachal Pradesh, while his wife is a full-time research scholar pursuing PhD at Vellore Institute of Technology.

The couple says their daily production capacity is 100 litres. That can be increased provided various chemicals are available in the local market.

The couple’s effort is on is on a ‘no profit no loss’ model as it is meant for the Army troops and their families only.

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