Given Israel’s shortage of alcohol-based cleansing gel, Hadassah Hospital has expanded the production of Hadassol, its in-house hand sanitiser. “Hadassah and its staff are mobilised for this national effort,” reports Hadassah Hospital Director-General Prof Zeev Rotstein.

“Three shifts per day are working to prepare the disinfectant, under the direction of Hadassah’s pharmacy manager Orit Bitner.”

Hadassol will be supplied centrally by Sarel, the purchasing body of Israel’s governmental hospitals, and by the Health Ministry’s Emergencies Division. Already 700,000 half-litre bottles have been ordered from Hadassah.

Hadassol is being used throughout Hadassah Ein Kerem and Hadassah Mount Scopus— in the inpatient units, in each elevator, and in all public spaces.