In the ongoing corona vaccination campaign in the country, along with the corona vaccine, the availability of syringes is also very important. Keeping in mind the requirement of syringes, the central government has banned its export. Giving this information, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that only three categories of syringes have been banned for three months.
The Union Health Ministry in its statement said that ‘Keeping in mind Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, with a firm political commitment to vaccinate the last citizen of India, the government has banned the export of syringes to enhance domestic availability and supply. The ministry said syringes are critical to maintaining the dynamics of the program to vaccinate all eligible citizens in the shortest possible time.
It has also been pointed out by the Ministry of Health that the Government of India has only 0.5 ml/1 ml AD (auto-disabled) syringes, 0.5 ml/1 ml/2, to ensure adequate availability of syringes used to deliver the vaccine. The export of 1ml/3ml disposable syringes and 1ml/2ml/3ml RUP syringes has been banned for three months.
According to the report of a leading daily, experts believe that 60 percent of the world population needs 800 to 1,000 crore syringes to apply the corona vaccine. Indian syringe manufacturers Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices (HAMD) and ISKCON Surgical are one of the largest syringe manufacturers in the world. Talking about the ongoing corona vaccination campaign in the country, so far about 94 crore doses of the vaccine have been applied.