The Central government has put quantitative restrictions on the export of 0.5 ml/1ml AD (auto-disable) syringes, 0.5/1/2/3 ml disposable syringes and 1/2/3 ml RUP (re-use prevention) syringes. The idea is to boost its domestic availability and uptake. The restrictions will be applied to just three categories of syringes for three months. The Union Health Ministry has clarified that it is not an ‘export ban’ on any type of syringes, it is only a quantitative restriction on the export of certain type of specified syringes for limited duration of three months. Further, the syringes of denominations and types other than those mentioned above are not covered under quantitative restriction.
“With firm political commitment to vaccinate India’s last citizen, fulfilling the philosophy of ‘Antyodaya’ by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, the Union government has put in place a quantitative restriction on export of syringes to boost their domestic availability and uptake, “said a statement released by the Union Health Ministry.
Meanwhile, India on Saturday reported 19,740 fresh Covid cases and 248 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.