Centre restricts export of syringes for 3 months

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New Delhi, Oct 9 | The Central government on Saturday put quantitative restrictions on export of syringes to boost their 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 kind/type of syringes, it is only 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’ espoused 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.

The Central government has put the quantitative restriction 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 Domestic Vaccine Manufacturers and Manufacturers of Syringes have played an important and critical role in the effective implementation of world’s largest Covid vaccination programme as India has administered nearly 94 crore vaccine doses till now and is nearing 100 crore dose mark.

Meanwhile, India on Saturday reported 19,740 fresh Covid cases and 248 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.

With 79,12,202 vaccine doses received in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage nears 94 crore mark as per provisional report till 7 a.m. on Saturday.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police has ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Along with General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier L.S. Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Naik Vivek Kumar, Naik B. Sai Teja, Havaldar Satpal and pilots were travelling in the chopper.

Confirming about General Rawat presence, Indian Air Force tweeted, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

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The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 14 others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police have ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Emergency rescue teams have been rushed to the spot.

 Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Confirming about General Rawat’s presence, Indian Air Force said, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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