The Health Professionals Scholars Association reports a severe shortage of injection syringes, causing hindrances in conducting blood tests and administering drugs to patients. President Ravi Kumudesh states that both 10 and 20 milliliter syringes are currently unavailable in the medical supplies department.
Kumudesh further notes that the medical supplies department has conveyed a considerable delay in the receipt of syringes due to the suspension of the Silinger tender, citing inferior quality as the reason. The department had imposed a ban on these syringes following complaints from hospitals about the presence of substances like water vapor and oil.
With a limited stock of 5 ml syringes, Kumudesh anticipates their depletion in the next month, exacerbating the challenges in providing medical care. The shortage of syringes is predicted to impede the proper diagnosis and treatment of patients, particularly for serious conditions that necessitate blood tests.
Some officials are reportedly hesitant to make decisions, influenced by the apprehension stemming from the arrest of the director of the medical supplies department in connection with the immunoglobulin transaction. The association expresses concerns about the prolonged resolution of these issues.