The production of additional hand sanitisers will help significantly at a time when there is an acute shortage of the product and other essential medical equipment in India.

John Distilleries will manufacture alcohol-based hand sanitisers and donate it to healthcare institutions across the country. (Photo: Reuters/Representational image)

At a time when Indian companies are providing various support measures to combat Covid-19 pandemic, leading alcohol beverage company John Distilleries announced the production of hand sanitisers at its distilleries in Bengaluru, Devanagere and Goa.

These supplies will be donated to healthcare institutions in India to help overcome the shortage of hand sanitisers due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the company said in a statement.

The company is using extra neutral alcohol (ENA) at its facilities to manufacture alcohol-based hand sanitisers, which medical experts have recommended effective against the novel coronavirus.

“The demand for sanitisers especially in healthcare institutions is growing rapidly, and we would like to provide our facilities and services to assist the government in overcoming this short supply,” said Paul P John, Chairman, John Distilleries.

During these critical times, we believe it is our duty to do what we can to help authorities fight this pandemic successfully.

While John Distilleries is taking on this social responsibility in India, The Sazerac Company, North America’s largest producer of distilled spirits and investor in John Distilleries, is also doing the same in America.

The production of additional hand sanitisers comes at a time when there is an acute shortage of the product and other essential medical equipment in India.

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