UNICEF will take 1 crore 33 lakh syringes from JMI
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is buying syringes from JMI Syringes and Medical Devices Limited, a listed company. These syringes are being purchased for the corona vaccination program. Therefore, UNICEF has submitted a demand letter to JMI for the next 2022-23 financial year, i.e. till June 2023. The company has signed a purchase agreement with JMI for the supply of 1 crore 33 lakh 46 thousand 500 syringes in July 2022.
According to the agreement, JMI will have to supply the syringes by July 31, 2022. In addition, UNICEF has so far purchased 1 crore 9 lakh 8 thousand syringes from JMI in the current 2021-22 financial year.
This information has been informed in a press release.
The Auto Disable (AD) syringe used for corona vaccination is a specialized product manufactured by a small number of companies around the world with the World Health Organization’s PQS certification. Due to the Corona epidemic, the supply of this product is in crisis worldwide.
JMI Syringes and Medical Devices has been certified by the World Health Organization since 2012. Through which the company can export products to different countries of the world. At present, the company can make an average of 20 lakh syringes a day. The total production capacity is six crore pieces per month.
JMI Syringes and Medical Devices Ltd. topped the list of leading companies in the 2020 Global Auto Disable (AD) Syringe Injector Market in a study published last June by global research firm Markets and Research.biz. Eddie syringes produced by the company also topped the list of global market leaders in a report in New York Reports in March this year.
In Corona, where there are reports of disruption of vaccination program due to lack of syringes in many developed countries of the world, Bangladesh is much safer. JMI Group has uninterruptedly supplied 33 million syringes at the beginning of the corona vaccination program in the country. The government is preparing to buy another 26 crore syringes. On September 22, the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement approved the purchase of 11 crore syringes from JMI.
JMI syringes have been exported to various countries around the world, including the United States, Indonesia, Pakistan and Nepal, to meet the country’s needs and provide co-vaccination to UNICEF, a UN partner working to protect children’s rights.
Officials of the JMI group said that they had delivered syringes to the designated centers in 64 districts on time on the occasion of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s birthday on September 26. Because the organization did not want to be deprived of the opportunity to participate in the biggest event organized on the occasion of the Prime Minister’s birthday.