Authorities in Zambia have recalled a number of chlorine bottles from the market after inspections found that the commodity did not meet the required standards, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
Zambia has been flooded with sub-standard chlorine following a cholera outbreak, with over 3,000 cases recorded so far and over 70 deaths.
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said over 2,000 bottles of chlorine produced by a local firm have been recalled from the market after inspections conducted to ascertain the quality of chlorine that have flooded the market.
He told reporters during a press briefing that the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority has found the chlorine to be sub-standard and that more inspections will be conducted on other companies involved in the production of chlorine.
The ministry has further directed the firm to order other traders who have bought its chlorine to remove it from their shelves.
The government, he said, will not allow its citizens to be exposed to sub-standard products. Enditem