Rajiv Nath, who heads India’s largest syringe factory, says he is turning down as many as 40 requests for syringes from across the world.
Mr Nath’s Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices (HMD) is in huge demand now as countries try to ramp up vaccination against Covid-19.
The factory is currently producing some four million syringes a day. However, Mr Nath says that’s still not enough, given that the world needs 10 billion syringes to vaccinate just 60% of its population.
He hopes that better coordination between the WHO, governments and syringe makers will smooth the future.