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Government clarifies on export curbs on syringes

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 10, 2021

The move is not an Export ban on any kind/type of Syringes, but a quantitative restriction on the export of certain type of specified syringes

In a bid to help complete the COVID vaccination for every eligible citizen, the Government has put in place a quantitative restriction on export of three types of syringes for three months to boost their domestic availability and uptake.

The Government has put in place this quantitative restriction on the export of denominations of these syringes only - 0.5 ml/ 1ml AD (auto – disable) syringes, 0.5 ml/1 ml/2 ml/3 ml disposable syringes, 1ml/2 ml/3 ml RUP (re-use prevention) syringes, an official release said.

It further clarified that it is not an Export ban on any kind/type of Syringes, it is only a quantitative restriction on the export of certain type of specified syringes, for limited duration of 3 months. Further, the syringes of denominations and types other than those mentioned above are not covered under Quantitative Restriction, it added.

"India has so far administered nearly 94 Crore Vaccine doses and is nearing 100 Crore doses administration mark. With firm political commitment to vaccinate India’s last citizen, fulfilling the philosophy of ‘Antyodaya’ espoused by Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay, the Government has put in place a quantitative restriction on export of syringes to boost their domestic availability and uptake,"the release said.

100 crore-milestone

The development comes even as India registered 94 crore vaccinations and inches closer to the 100 crore doses mark. In fact, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has urged States to reinforce efforts to reach this immediate milestone. He called for the administration of six crore doses to reach the 100-crore vaccinations mark in the next few days.

Published on October 09, 2021

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