In the midst of the rising havoc of black fungus or mucoramycosis among the kovid, the central government on Thursday called all states “black fungus” Epidemic Instructed to declare. The Ministry of Health has asked states to register black fungus as a rare but potentially fatal infection under the “Epidemic Diseases Act”. In recent times, there have been cases of black fungus among the people who have recovered from Kovid-19 in the country.
This means that all confirmed or suspected cases of black fungus (the condition seen in patients recovering from Kovid) will have to be reported to the Ministry of Health.
In a letter written to the states, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Love Agarwal said, “All government and private health facilities and medical colleges have to follow the guidelines for screening, diagnosis, management of mucomycosis.”
Black fungus epidemic declared in Rajasthan, Telangana and Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu The first suspected death from a black fungus is reported. A 57-year-old man suffering from Kovid in Thoothukudi district is suspected to have died of black fungus in a government hospital.
At the same time, about 80 patients of black fungus are being treated in government and private hospitals in Telangana. The government has identified Gandhi General Hospital and Government Hospital ENT Hostel as nodal centers for the treatment of black fungus for its treatment.
Rajasthan Health Secretary Akhil Arora said that at present there are more than 100 cases of black fungus and a separate ward has been made at Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur for his treatment.
Black fungus cases were initially reported in Gujarat and Maharashtra and after that it spread to many states of the country. Since the Kung-19 outbreak in Maharashtra last year due to black fungus, 52 people have been reported dead so far. About 1500 people are being treated with this disease in the state. In Pune itself, 270 people suffering from black fungus are being treated.
At the same time, more than 100 cases have been reported in Gujarat so far, while 40 people have lost their eyesight due to black fungus, out of which 8 are from Surat.
Two people have died of black fungus in Madhya Pradesh as well, while one each in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
Till now the outbreak of black fungus is seen in 11 states including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, UP, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Haryana.