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India now has enough vaccines, but faces a shortage of syringes

COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ahmedabad India’s Covid-19 vaccination programme just can’t seem to shrug off shortages—first of vaccines, now syringes. The country has enough vaccine supplies for its year-end immunisation goal. This is a big change from April and May when several states had to shut down vaccination centres and manufacturers had to halt their exports. It is Indian syringe makers who are now struggling to balance global and domestic commitments, despite the country being counted among the world’s major producers of the medical commodity. For instance, Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices (HMD), one of India’s largest syringe makers, […]

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