Samsung imports 1 million LDS syringes to support Covid vaccination campaign, Health News, ET HealthWorld
This innovative syringe, which is imported from South Korea as part of Samsung’s Covid Support program for India, has already been introduced in a few markets, including the United States, to optimize vaccination, he added. .
The South Korean “chaebol” (conglomerate) has already delivered 3.25 lakh of LDS syringes each to the district administrations of Lucknow and Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
He will soon hand over 3.50 lakh of LDS syringes to the Greater Chennai Corporation in Tamil Nadu, he added.
“LDS syringe technology has been shown to be up to 20% more effective. This means that if the existing syringes delivered a million doses, the LDS syringes could deliver 1.2 million doses with the same amount of vaccine, ”he said.
Samsung has also helped the manufacturer of these syringes to increase its production capacity.
Samsung India Vice President and Head of CSR Partha Ghosh said Samsung stands in solidarity with the nation during these difficult times.
In recent weeks he has focused on supporting governments with oxygen concentrators and oxygen cylinders, and financial grants to purchase more of this equipment, as it was the need of the hour. , he added.
“Now that our country is focused on immunizing the population, we are supporting this effort with innovative LDS syringes that will help reduce vaccine wastage and immunize more people with the same amount of vaccine,” Ghosh said.
Samsung has pledged USD 5 million (Rs 37 crore) as a contribution to India’s fight against Covid-19, providing donations to central and state governments.
This includes $ 2 million in medical supplies, including 100 oxygen concentrators, 3,000 oxygen cylinders and 1 million LDS syringes.