The Foods and Medicines Authority (Fda) has accredited the manufacturing of eight far more area nose masks to help in the battle against COVID-19.
The approval provides to overall, 18 community companies of the masks with 17 in Greater Accra Location and one in the Western Location.
The Food and drug administration, in a statement copied to the Ghana Information Agency in Accra on Wednesday, determined the recently registered makers as YS Uniforms, MM My Encounter Mask, DTRT Protecting Robe, DTRT Coverall, MWAG Mask, KOA Course Handmade Mask, Kekye Deal with Mask, and Stitches Encounter Mask all in the Bigger Accra Region.
It explained the Authority had set in actions to facilitate the approval approach of regionally produced nose and face masks to make sure their availability on the market place.
As part of the measures, the assertion reported the FDA’s laboratory was now doing the job on weekends to rapid-observe the procedure of screening and also make sure that there was no backlog.
For helpful and enough security, the Food and drug administration has recommended the use of 3-layered face/nose masks created up of calico cloth.
One more selection, in accordance to the Authority, is the use of two-layered calico with a stiff cloth in between.
The Authority also cautioned the community towards utilizing printed-cloth for nose masks as it was unsafe to one’s health and fitness thanks to the chemical composition.
It reported establishments which experienced opted for tailor made-created masks had been advised to use calico for the to start with and 2nd layers and then use the institutions’ formal cloth for the 3rd or outer layer.
The Fda urged the general public to patronise the authorised deal with/nose masks for security to support minimise the unfold of the coronavirus.