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Water, sanitizers can save you a hefty medical bill

By Victoria Nampala

Added 19th August 2016 03:56 PM

Anti-bacterial wipes are small moistened pieces of paper or cloth that often comes folded and individually wrapped for convenience, which not only used to clean, but to kill germs as well.

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Germs are everywhere. From the computer keyboard, handshakes and money, which allow the easy movement of bacteria that cause illnesses in the long run.

“I wash my hands regularly. This is why I carry a bottle of water wherever I go, says Benjamin Muwanguzi, a resident of Kireka, Kampala. I fear diseases spread through hands. Besides, my palms sweat a lot, I cannot afford to carry hankies all the time,” he adds.

You might be wondering what could have caused the last bout of diarrhoea you suffered or how you got that flu. Well, it could be your hands! You could have eaten food with unwashed hands that transferred germs into your tummy.

One cannot always be in position to access soap and water, but a packet of anti-bacterial wipes and sanitizers, which can be carried everywhere, come in handy to save the day and a hefty medical bill.

Anti-bacterial wipes are small moistened pieces of paper or cloth that often comes folded and individually wrapped for convenience, which not only used to clean, but to kill germs as well. Hand sanitizers, on the other hand, gels packaged in small bottles that is rubbed gently in the hands to kill germs as well.

Dr Joseph Ssekamate at the Germany Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association in Kampala, explains that wipes can be used to clean one’s hands, face, especially where there’s no soap and water easily available.  

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