The managing director of Neimeth International Pharmaceutical plc, Mr Matthew Azoji, has advocated the regular use of antiseptics to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Asoji said this when the firm donated NCP liquid antiseptic to the Lagos state government through the state’s Ministry of Health.
He noted that prevention remained the only viable option, adding that with regular antiseptic use, the spread of the disease could be curtailed or prevented even at periods when water may not be available.
“Considering the overcrowded nature of the different areas of our society as potential venues for the spread of disease and infection, appropriate steps and care must be taken to forestall the possibility of such disease or infection spreading.
“Antiseptics are more or less used to promote personal and environmental hygiene, NCP will help to promote NCDC’s recommendation as an effective way to prevent contracting diseases including coronavirus,” Asoji said.
He commended the Lagos state government for the professionalism and expertise displayed when the index case was recorded.
“It is this display of professionalism and dedication to duty which has been so inspiring that has motivated us to donate our brand of antiseptic/disinfectant to assist the Lagos State Ministry of Health in their selfless fight against the coronavirus pandemic,” Asoji said.