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India sitting on 500 million syringe inventory as demand goes down

The government has also cancelled several orders of various manufacturers giving quality reasons


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Sohini Das Mumbai
Not only are India’s vaccine makers sitting with millions of doses of Covid-19 shots inventory, their ancillary industry and the syringe manufacturers too now are hit with demand going down.

According to rough industry estimates, domestic syringe manufacturers are sitting on at least 500 million syringes inventory.

“The Indian industry is sitting on an approximate inventory of 500 million syringes, of which 200 million may be 0.5 ml AD syringes,” revealed a source in the All India Syringe and Needle Manufacturers Association (AISNMA).

The 0.5 ml AD syringes were the ones used primarily for Covid-19 vaccination. Not only are private

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 2:15 PM IST

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