Ashok Kumar | Editor
Ghaziabad :Corona Virus disease is spreading day by day in the country and new places are coming up and identified as Corona Virus affected areas. On the other hand, the precautions described for prevention of Corona Virus like use of mask and hand sanitizer and both of these things are out of stock from the city’s market.
Even the main medicine market of the city; Nai Basti, a famous for major distributors of medicine are also seeing unavailability of masks and hand sanitiser. The day Corona Virus invaded india, the demand came up for mask s and hand sanitiser which are now out of stock from the market. Even the online shopping portals are also facing gap in due supply resulting g panic situation amongst customers of mask and hand sanitiser. As only these two things have been recommended to use for the prevention of Corona Virus. The disease of Corona Virus may further spread which may occure due to unavailability of these two things; mask and hand sanitiser in sufficient quantity. Resulting of it people are panic and are living under threat of this disease and they may suffer from Corona Virus due to lac of unavailability of masks and hand sanitiser in sufficient quantity.
There may be three reasons behind unavailability of masks and hand sanitiser. One may be due to perception of black marketing of these two things. As there is a trend in Indian market where a product is high in demand, the businessmen dealing in the concerned item start holding the stock for keeping in mind to hold it for gaining maximum profit out of it and further, when it is in demand they used to sale it on exorbitant rate making too much of profit out of stock holding.
Secondly, this may also be a reason globally, seeing the risk perception of Corona Virus the demand of masks and hand sanitiser has drastically increased and is in top of the demand in this century, resulting scarcity of these things two items are openly seen in the open market.
Thirdly, since China is the largest producer of mask and hand sanitiser, and since China itself is drastically suffering from Corona Virus, resulting, production of these items are badly affected there so there is a genuine scarcity of masks and hand sanitiser dusro limited production if these two things.
This reporter visited mist if the medicine market of Ghaziabad city but could not succeed in acquiring even a single piece of these two things; mask and hand sanitiser.
Even mask and hand sanitiser are not available in the largest medicine chain of Apollo pharmacy. Medicine traders are also surprised to describe the present scarcity of mask and hand sanitiser.