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Maha Govt labels black fungus as a 'notified disease' amid infection surge in Mumbai & other dists

As of now, the state has witnessed over 2000 cases of mucormycosis.

Several states and union territories across India have declared mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, as a 'notified disease'. Consequently, in view of the increasing tallies of black fungus infections in the state, the Maharashtra government has also declared black fungus as a notified disease, on Tuesday. It has also been stated that patients with mucormycosis will receive free treatment at hospitals that are run by the state. Further, the state is set to procure 60,000 vials of Amphotericin B through its global tender, which will ease the process of administering treatment to the infected individuals.

Black fungus cases to be provided free treatment at state-run hospitals

The Health Minister of Maharashtra stated on Tuesday, that the state government has decided to declare covid-induced black fungus as a notified disease. Further, under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana, individuals suffering from this deadly infection will be provided free treatment at state-run hospitals.

A few days ago, the Union Ministry of Health had requested states and UTs to tag black fungus as a notified disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. The decision taken by the state government is prompted by these guidelines and the fact that 2,245 black fungus cases have been registered across the state.

Maharashtra to get 60k vials of the Amphotericin B

Currently, the distribution of Amphotericin B (anti-fungal medication) is controlled by the Central Government and vials are being distributed across states as per the number of cases registered. However, the Maharashtra government had recently released a global tender for the procurement of Amphotericin B, to increase its stock. Consequently, the state is set to receive 60,000 vials of this injection around the first week of June.

-With inputs from IANS & ANI

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