Consumer electronics major Samsung said on Wednesday that it is importing 1 million low dead space (LDS) syringes to help with the Kovid-19 vaccination campaign in India. This is helpful in reducing vaccine wastage during injection. LDS syringes reduce the amount of drug left in syringes after injection, thus decreasing vaccine wastage. In this way, 20 percent more people can be fed with the same amount of vaccine. The company said in a statement that this innovative syringes for India are being imported from South Korea under Samsung’s COVID support program. It has already been introduced in some markets including the US.
The South Korean company has already given 3.25 lakh LDS syringes to the district administration in Lucknow and Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Soon, 3.50 lakh LDS syringes will be given to Greater Chennai Corporation in Tamil Nadu. Samsung has also helped the manufacturers of this syringe to increase production capacity. Partha Ghosh, Vice President and CSR Head, Samsung India, said that Samsung stands firmly with the country in this difficult time. He said, “Now that our country is focusing on vaccination, we are helping it through LDS syringes, which will help reduce vaccine wastage.”
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