Western Australian manufacturer Wild Child Laboratories has received a $1.7 million order from the State Government to supply essential hand sanitiser to WA hospitals.
Under the agreement, the Malaga-based firm will deliver 200,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to WA hospitals throughout the year, produced in alignment with the WA Health specifications.
Health Minister Roger Cook said the contract would help meet the increased hospital demand for hand sanitiser created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“One of the aims of the McGowan Government during this pandemic is to help Western Australian stay in their jobs,” the Minister stated.
“This is just one great example of how Western Australian manufacturers are stepping up to the mark to help protect our healthcare workers and their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The ability to secure essential supplies of clinical-grade hand sanitisers for our hospitals is critical for good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs.
“This contract is part of the ongoing work of the WA Health procurement teams to ensure adequate supply of essential products across the State despite national and international shortages,” Mr Cook concluded.