The Irish prison service gave prisoners antiseptics for hands without alcohol, despite the fact that they are less effective against the coronavirus.
And all because of antiseptics containing alcohol, prisoners use to brew “moonshine”, writes with reference to prison service of the country.
The prison service said that prisoners have access to funds for hands that do not contain alcohol “security reasons”.
As you know, the world health organization warned that disinfectant for hands with alcohol concentration less than 60% less effective and simply reduce the growth rate of microbes but do not kill them.
Last week, one of the leading surgeons of the country expressed concern about the ability of the prison service to contain a potential outbreak of the virus due to overcrowding and poor sanitary standards.
“Prisoners are more likely to be infected with the virus due to overcrowding and inadequate sanitation,” said Sherif Sultan, President of the International society for vascular surgery.
However, a spokesman for the prison service dismissed those concerns, saying that 99% of the cells have toilets and wash hands.
Antiseptics on the basis of alcohol is banned in Irish prisons after three inmates drank it on Christmas day in 2014, and then went to the hospital.
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