Syringe shortage hampering Covid vaccination in Karnataka

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Sep 23: It is learnt that the state is facing shortage of the 0.5 milli syringes. Two weeks ago syringes were supplied from the center to the state. However, as the covid vaccination drive got pace on September 17, birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the state is facing shortage of syringes.

The union government had placed orders for 230 million syringes at the end of 2020 with Hindustan Syringe and medical equipment and ISCON Surgicals Limited. It is said that the stock is over as of now.


Due to the shortage of the 0.5 milli syringes, some officials are supplying the 2 milli syringes. District health officers are saying that bigger syringes may result in leakage of vaccine while administering the same. The 0.5 ml syringes are suitable for Covid vaccination as the health workers can easily remove the dose from the bottles. This will not result in any wastage.

Assistant commissioners of some districts had mentioned shortage of syringes with chief minister Basavaraj Bommai recently. The state needs one crore syringes per month with the increase in pace of vaccination. The state administration has asked the respective districts to buy syringes on their own if required. However, a health officer says that the cost of syringe, if bought in huge quantities by the state government will come down to Rs three or Rs four, whereas if bought in small quantities by the district administration their cost would go up to Rs 11.








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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Syringe & Vaccines are both Exported ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    this clearly shows that saffron party just lies and gives false statistics to the public especially the andh bhakts to keep them is like having biriyani one day and next day uppadeg la gathi ijji...on the birthday of dadiwala big show was made and all stock was day puska...

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  • TK, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 24 2021


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  • jb, mlore

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    looks like Kujuma goes for vaccination every second or third day again and again.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Ach now they came to know they need syringes for vaccinating.First mask ,then vaccine ,now syringes.Use 1ml,syringes or 2ml syringes in emergencies.People who are used to draw medicine know also can draw vaccine too.Simply making fuss to raise prices.There are so many firms ,they can produce within no time.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    Syringes, masks hand sanitizers , temperature monitoring guns, ppe kits, expensive drugs, virus spreading and decimating vaccines, huge hospital bills, with these and many more western elite and communist chinese looted general public also governments tax payer money...... Adv Dipali Ojha of Indian Bar Association legally fighting against evil Elites and mighty WHO to save millions from these so called vaccines...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    But WHO is praising india for record breaking jabs per day compared to other countries. Now with this true reality another record is broken to pieces.

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  • jb, mlore

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    As of yesterday 84 crores or 84,00,00,000 vaccines given in India and that is a World record . WHO has praised for that number and not for future issues . Can you imagine how many zeroes are there in 84 crores . When India was not even producing masks or ppe kits , we have reached a different level in manufacturing these items which China always though they had monopoly . Learn to appreciate things where it is necessary , the syringe shortage is temporary and will get sorted out sooner .

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