Paramount Helping To Combat COVID-19
As Jamaica faces more cases of COVID-19, people are being urged to consider the use of alternative means of sanitisation. Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green stated…
“We do appreciate that there are some product lines that are in high demand and a number of those would be manufactured overseas. However, we think it is very important that people recognise that there are alternatives and that the alternatives are in very solid supply,” he said.
“A number of these are even more effective than some of the ones we have grown accustomed to. We are working with our private sector partners and the Consumer Affairs Commission, which will do their own promotion of the suggested alternatives,” he added.
As a result, local producers of sanitisation products will also be ramping up production and manufacturing hours to meet increased demand.
At Paramount Trading, we will be making available certain raw materials at low cost to some suppliers to produce the necessary sanitisation products. J. Wray and Nephew will also be committed to making 100,000 litres of pure alcohol available to the national health sector to ease the pressure on sanitisation essentials.
The public was also cautioned against the use of inferior products, which purport to be useful for sanitisation as well as the mixing of certain ingredients.
The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) were asked to focus on items such as disinfectants and hand sanitisers, the products which are in high demand. It is important that inferior products are not being passed off to customers and giving a false sense of safety when they do not contain the requisite ingredients.
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