• Thursday, June 4, 2020

India in negotiations with China on much-needed medical supplies

Discussion in 'COVID-19 Coronavirus' started by beijingwalker, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. beijingwalker

    beijingwalker ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    28,461
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Ratings:
    +13 / 51,836 / -10
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    China
    India in negotiations with China on much-needed medical supplies
    Atul Aneja
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 08, 2020 15:21 IS

    [​IMG]
    The demand for Chinese medical products is exploding, with deeply impacted countries such as Italy, U.S., Spain and Germany ready to make a grab in a typical sellers market Indian officials are negotiating essential medical supplies from China in anticipation of a possible rise in COVID-19 infections after the current nationwide lockdown is eased.

    Official sources told The Hindu that talks with suppliers were taking place at a time when global demand for Chinese medical products was exploding, with deeply impacted countries such as Italy, United States, Spain and Germany ready to make a grab in a typical sellers market. “Everyone is queuing up on the door of China, which had developed largescale capacity to manufacture masks, gloves, coveralls, goggles and boot covers to meet the one-time surge in domestic demand. But now with the pandemic inside the country contained, China is uniquely positioned to undertake largescale exports,” the official said.

    Procedural rigidity
    In competing for relatively scarce products, India is not hampered by funds, but more by procedural rigidity. “As of now, there is no shortage of funds which are available through various channels, including the newly created PM Cares Fund, the one billion dollars provided by the World Bank among others, including the Asian Development Bank,” the source said.

    But India’s by-the-book approach limits the options. “At this time suppliers, who have competing orders, want that you put cash upfront to secure your consignment. This is not the time for lengthy tendering processes or worrying about nitpicking by auditors in the future. The system at this time is being tested for its flexibility,” the source said.


    Officials acknowledge that costs of the medical equipment from China has gone up substantially. “A mask which used to cost less than one dollar is now being sold for anywhere between $4-6,” the source said.

    Indian medical planners are also grappling with devising a fool-proof method to ensure that equipment of sub-standard quality is not imported. Sources point out that many State governments earlier ended up with below-par products from China, after they were told to supplement medical stocks that were being pooled in by the Central government. “In anticipation of the possible demand in India, Indian missions in China in December itself had advised stocking up from Chinese suppliers. Given the shortage of time, the Central and the State governments were simultaneously engaged in this exercise,” the source said.

    In the current cycle of procurement, it has been decided that only 20 reputable companies recommended by the Chinese government will be the focus of purchases, to avoid buying from many spurious firms who have found their way on to e-commerce platforms.

    India’s shortage of freighter aircraft, which can haul huge amounts of cargo is also now likely to be addressed once consignments begin to flow. “The empowered committee on transport will address this problem. Because they are chemically treated, medical kits are specially packed with dry ice and other material. This increases the volume and weight of the packages, which large freighters can easily ferry,” the source said.

    The size of medical consignments is especially large because of the single-use coveralls, masks and other equipment. “There are two types of coveralls. One is single use which is then incinerated, while another one of better quality can be used 5-6 times. Imagine the consumption on a national scale as each medical kit is used for a single shift of a few hours,” the source said.

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/natio...h-needed-medical-supplies/article31287923.ece
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  2. Beast

    Beast ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    18,922
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Ratings:
    +7 / 45,101 / -43
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    China
    Indian request shall be on low priority list since they claim Chinese medical PPE or life saving equipment is low quality.

    We shall concentrated our supply line for countries appreciate made in China.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 15
  3. beijingwalker

    beijingwalker ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    28,461
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Ratings:
    +13 / 51,836 / -10
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    China
    Negotiation is a nice word to use here.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 5
  4. Dark1

    Dark1 BANNED

    Messages:
    329
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2020
    Ratings:
    +1 / 208 / -10
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    I support this. India should learn the hard way to never again depend on a low quality , unreliable supplier.
     
  5. sinait

    sinait SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,861
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2016
    Ratings:
    +1 / 6,312 / -10
    Country:
    Singapore
    Location:
    Singapore
    FUNNY, FETISH INDIANS HUNGRY FOR UNDERWEAR MASKS.
    Oh I forgot, BoBs and Vagana Indians.
    Healthcare Supa Powa India.
    .
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 5
  6. Beast

    Beast ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    18,922
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Ratings:
    +7 / 45,101 / -43
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    China
    Really? So u are saying China produced quality equipment?
     
  7. Chhatrapati

    Chhatrapati ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,643
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Ratings:
    +2 / 6,969 / -6
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    Mauritius
    This whole pandemic is the biggest slap on someone's face. No amount of trolling is going to change that. But hey, I hear it's a good payday. Try to change global opinion with the wu mao.:tup:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. beijingwalker

    beijingwalker ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    28,461
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Ratings:
    +13 / 51,836 / -10
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    China
    Why don't you tell your government not to "negotiate" with China for purchasing made in China supplies?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  9. newb3e

    newb3e ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,394
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Ratings:
    +2 / 7,617 / -21
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    omg this must be fake news i dont believe supa powa would beg for inferior quality Chinese products!!

    modi g ya kia ho raha hai!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 7
  10. Pakistani Fighter

    Pakistani Fighter SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    7,665
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Ratings:
    +1 / 5,419 / -4
    Just give them your used undies
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  11. Crystal-Clear

    Crystal-Clear SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    4,894
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2017
    Ratings:
    +0 / 3,844 / -2
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    vedic begging.
    .
    .
    i think holy shit and urine failed.

    lol and you know what your vedic supa powa government are begging for the medical supplies from the very same country you put the blame on :) . holy vedic urine failed ?
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. eldarlmari

    eldarlmari SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    4,669
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Ratings:
    +2 / 7,667 / -23
    Country:
    Singapore
    Location:
    Singapore
    THAT shithole is begging for made in china masks.

    How pathetic.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  13. grey boy 2

    grey boy 2 SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,297
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Ratings:
    +11 / 22,336 / -13
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    United States
    HAHAHA, and thats supposed to be made of "Chinese Undies" as our Indian friends claimed in a so-called leak video:rofl::rofl:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  14. Han Patriot

    Han Patriot ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,531
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Ratings:
    +2 / 12,222 / -21
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    Singapore
    Hey your slummdogs are dying from starvation rather than the virus, some uipgraded to walking dead form, so please pay us double or triple if you want our goods ok. Else you are gonna start coughing. Lol
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. Jackdaws

    Jackdaws ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    10,820
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Ratings:
    +7 / 9,196 / -47
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    Meanwhile, in the real world -

    https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1180055.shtml

    You are welcome. As 100,000 Chinese refugees in India can testify, we have always helped the poor Chinese whenever they have asked.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2