Gumagawa ng alkohol ang University of the Philippines para mabawasan ang kakapusan ng suplay sa UP-Diliman community at Philippine General Hospital.
Ayon kay Dr. AC Yago, ng Institute of Chemistry ng UPD, mahigit sa 100 litro na ng 75 percent isopropyl at 80 percent ethyl alcohol ang kanilang nagawa mula Abril 6 hanggang 16.
“The preparation of alcohol formulations as hand sanitizers was initially requested by [UPD] Chancellor [Fidel] Nemenzo to IC,” ani Yago sa artikulo ng UP Media and Public Relations Office. “IC responded positively and provided guidelines on the preparation of alcohol sanitizers, following the Food and Drug Administration guidelines.”
Sampung miyembro ng Institute ang gumawa ng alkohol. Sina Dr. Marlon Conato; Dr. Hiyas Junio; Dr. Monissa Paderes; Dr. Grace Gregorio; Dr. AC Yago; Mr. Mark Jeffrey Diaz; Mr. Vicenzo Torreno; Mr. Francis Alinabon; Mr. Manuel Dela Paz; at Mr. Bryan Rivera.
Ang alcohol sanitizers ay ipinamigay sa University Health Service, Solid Waste Management, Campus Maintenance Office, mga pulis at Special Services Brigade. Ang mga UPD dormitories ay binigyan naman ng apat na litrong alkohol.
“We have also donated to [the PGH], both as pure reagents and prepared alcohol sanitizers. And yes, our staff and maintenance personnel also received some of the alcohol sanitizers for their use,” ani Yago.