Dedicated Centres To Be Set Up For Treatment Of Black Fungus Cases In Delhi, Says CM Kejriwal

Delhi Government on Thursday said dedicated treatment centres for black fungus will be set up in three hospitals in the national capital.

“Dedicated treatment centres for black fungus will be set up in Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTB) and Rajiv Gandhi Hospital,” informed Delhi Chief Minister’s Officer. An important meeting was held by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with the officials and experts on the growing cases of black fungus disease in the national capital.

“Held an important meeting with officials and experts on the growing cases of black fungus disease. We also have to stop this disease from growing and those who are getting this disease have to be given better treatment as soon as possible,” he said in a tweet.

Kejriwal further said some important decisions were taken in the meeting for the prevention and treatment of this disease.

“Some important decisions were taken in the meeting for the prevention and treatment of this disease- 1- Centers for treatment of black fungus in LNJP, GTB and Rajiv Gandhi Hospital 2- Adequate management of medicines used in its treatment 3. To spread awareness among people about disease prevention measures,” he added.

A four-member technical expert committee has been set up by the Delhi Government to prevent the indiscriminate use of Amphotericin-B injection and to establish a transparent and efficient system for the distribution of this drug to the needy and the coronavirus patients who are hospitalized.

In a letter to the States and Union Territories, the Union Health Ministry today asked to make Mucormycosis or black fungus a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.

“The treatment of this fungal infection requires multidisciplinary approach consisting of Eye Surgeons, ENT specialists, General Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Dental Maxillofacial surgeon etc. and institution of Amphotericin B as an antifungal medicine. You are requested to make mucormycosis a notifiable disease under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, said the letter accessed by ANI.

The rare fungal infection called ‘mucormycosis’ or ‘black fungus’ is on the spread in several parts of the country, including Delhi.

As per the Union Health Ministry, mucormycosis or black fungus is a complication caused by a fungal infection. People catch mucormycosis by coming in contact with the fungal spores in the environment. It can also develop on the skin after the fungus enters the skin through a cut, scrape, burn, or other type of skin trauma.

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