Dec 05, 2020

Substandard KN95 & N95 masks islandwide Featured

Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe, Director General and CEO of the National Drug Regulatory Authority (NDRA) says that KN95 and N95 face masks are being locally marketed as highly efficient, however the standardized surgical face masks in Sri Lanka are more efficient.

It is also reported that these masks are not N95 and KN95 masks used in the health sector.

Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe says that there are substandard face masks on the market under these names.

At present a surgical mask is priced at Rs. 15 and a KN95 face mask is priced at Rs. 95.

Face mask is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic and currently due to high demand it has turned into a racket.